\ ˈhāt-ˌwäch How to pronounce hate-watch (audio) , -ˌwȯch \
hate-watched; hate-watching

Definition of hate-watch

transitive verb

: to watch and take pleasure in laughing at or criticizing (a disliked television show, movie, etc.) The creative leap of The Leftovers' sophomore season fully made up for the creative nadir of True Detective's second year (though maybe not the ratings), and at least we were able to hate-watch the latter, right?— Cory Barker

Examples of hate-watch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Now, hate-watching terrible movies and commenting with biting commentary is everywhere—on TV and definitely on Twitter and YouTube. Bryan Lufkin, Popular Mechanics, "Can Mystery Science Theater 3000 Thrive in an Age of Snark?," 14 Apr. 2017 Their problems are much bigger than vengeful Patriots fans who no can longer even bring themselves to hate-watch them. Luke Kerr-dineen, USA TODAY, "Deflategate had nothing to do with layoffs," 27 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of hate-watch

2008, in the meaning defined above

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“Hate-watch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hate-watch. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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