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



    BrE BrE//ˌsekənd ˈhænd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌsekənd ˈhænd//
    The car industry
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  1. 1not new; owned by somebody else before a second-hand bookshop (= for selling second-hand books) (especially British English) second-hand cars See related entries: The car industry
  2. 2(often disapproving) (of news, information, etc.) learned from other people, not from your own experience second-hand opinions