thirdhand

[ thurd-hand ]
/ ˈθɜrdˈhænd /

adjective

previously used or owned by two successive people.
(loosely) secondhand, especially in poor condition.
obtained through two intermediates successively; twice removed from the original source.

adverb

after two other users or owners: He bought the guitar thirdhand.
by way of several intermediate sources; indirectly.

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Origin of thirdhand

First recorded in 1545–55; third + hand
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