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secondhand

[sek-uh nd-hand] /ˈsɛk əndˈhænd/
adjective
1.
not directly known or experienced; obtained from others or from books:
Most of our knowledge is secondhand.
2.
previously used or owned:
secondhand clothes.
3.
dealing in previously used goods:
a secondhand bookseller.
adverb
4.
after another user or owner:
He bought it secondhand.
5.
indirectly; at second hand:
He heard the news secondhand.
Origin of secondhand
1645-1655
First recorded in 1645-55; second1 + hand
Related forms
secondhandedness, noun
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