firsthand

or first-hand

[ furst-hand ]
/ ˈfɜrstˈhænd /

adverb

from the first or original source: We heard the news of the accident firsthand from a witness.

adjective

of or relating to the first or original source.
direct from the original source: firsthand knowledge of the riot.

Origin of firsthand

First recorded in 1690–1700; first + hand
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