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

Examples of hot take in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The longer answer: Ultimately, all this newness, every clicky concept and hot take, is built upon a long-standing foundation. Jolene Edgar, Allure, 1 May 2024 Stewart would write about the latest musings in Los Angeles’ social scene, her shopping trips along Rodeo Drive, and some hot takes on celebrity style and snapshots of her weekly manicures. Maia Torres, Vogue, 11 Apr. 2024 The success of this year’s tournament led to many hot takes in sports media about women’s sports finally reaching equal status with men’s. David Goldman, CNN, 9 Apr. 2024 The event’s intimate nature spurred many hot takes about stars like Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Beyoncé, and Callum Turner, as well as the items that will be everywhere next fall, like Chloe’s wooden platform sandals and Loewe’s bedazzled food bags. Irene Kim, Vogue, 15 Mar. 2024 To mark this momentous occasion, the Glamour staff got together (via Slack) to watch the reunion, sharing all of our reactions and hot takes in real time. Glamour, 14 Mar. 2024 To see the full range of Survivor hot takes from all 18 Survivor 46 contestants, slap on some sunscreen and check out the video below. Dalton Ross,, 9 Feb. 2024 Baker Mayfield, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Don’t misconstrue this as a hot take that a team which won nine regular-season games is about to go all the way. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, 18 Jan. 2024 Although Maria, Moriah, Ben, and the rest of the Survivor 46 cast may all have to take a backseat to Jess Chong, who delivered perhaps the hottest Survivor hot take ever. Dalton Ross,, 9 Feb. 2024

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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 29 May. 2024.

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