secondhand

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secondhand ‎(not comparable)

  1. (of goods) not new; previously owned and used by another
  2. (of a dealer) dealing in such merchandise
  3. indirect
    exposure to secondhand smoke from cigarette-smoking colleagues

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secondhand ‎(not comparable)

  1. In a used or previously-owned condition.
    • 1996, Peter Golding, Black Jack McEwen: Political Gladiator, ISBN 0522847188, page 50:
      It was almost an article of faith with McEwen never to buy new if he could buy secondhand.
    • 2004, Ruth Doan MacDougall, Henrietta Snow, ISBN 0966335244, page 47:
      He glanced back at the Jeep, which he'd bought secondhand a dozen years ago and now, fifteen years old, was gaining on "classic" status.
  2. indirectly

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