hot take


Definition of 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

First Known Use of hot take

2012, in the meaning defined above

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“Hot take.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2022.

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