hot take


: a quickly produced, strongly worded, and often deliberately provocative or sensational opinion or reaction (as in response to current news)
… it's unsurprising that many of the pundits quickest to share their latest hot take about Clinton's failure as a candidate … are men … Joshua Zeitz
Rash action and having "a hot take" are the coin of the realm now, not methodical deliberation and rational consideration. Vahe Gregorian
Yeah, there's always more than two sides to sports labor disagreements. But that didn't stop the very many hot takes over the last few days, reacting to this winter's free agency. Barry Rozner

Word History

First Known Use

2012, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hot take was in 2012

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“Hot take.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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