noun sec·ond–hand·ed·ness

Definition of second–handedness



  1. :  the quality or state of being secondhand :  jejuneness actually to have read it all through must remove most second-handedness from one's mind — Cyril Connolly

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Origin and Etymology of second–handedness

secondhanded + -ness

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to cast off or become cast off

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