[ furst-hand ]
/ ˈfɜrstˈhænd /
from the first or original source: We heard the news of the accident firsthand from a witness.
of or relating to the first or original source.
direct from the original source: firsthand knowledge of the riot.
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Word Origin and History for first hand
also first-hand, first hand, 1690s, from the image of the "first hand" as the source or origin of something.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Idioms and Phrases with first hand
see at first hand.
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