hot second

noun

Definition of hot second

informal
: a very brief span of time : second, moment I want to be your lawyer, because you're going to win your lawsuit in a hot second.— Nicole Makris If you've lived here for more than a hot second, you realize there's a style to Seattle.— Michelle Li Can we just take one hot second here and give these cheesecake pancakes our undivided attention?— Alexa Mellardo

First Known Use of hot second

1977, in the meaning defined above

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“Hot second.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hot%20second. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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