Definition of second-hand adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌsekənd ˈhænd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌsekənd ˈhænd//
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  1. 1if you buy something second-hand, it is not new but has been owned by somebody else before I bought the camera second-hand.
  2. 2(often disapproving) if you learn something second-hand, you learn it from other people, not from your own experience I only heard about it second-hand.
  3. compare first-hand