thirdhand

adjective
third·​hand | \ ˈthərd-ˈhand How to pronounce thirdhand (audio) \

Definition of thirdhand

1 : received from or through two intermediaries thirdhand information
2a : acquired after being used by two previous owners
b : dealing in thirdhand merchandise

First Known Use of thirdhand

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Thirdhand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thirdhand. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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