thirdhand

thirdhand

[thurd-hand]
adjective
1.
previously used or owned by two successive people.
2.
(loosely) secondhand, especially in poor condition.
3.
obtained through two intermediates successively; twice removed from the original source.
adverb
4.
after two other users or owners: He bought the guitar thirdhand.
5.
by way of several intermediate sources; indirectly.

Origin:
1545–55; third + hand

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To thirdhand
WordNet
thirdhand

adjective
1. derived from what is primary or original by two intermediate steps; "a thirdhand report" 

adverb
1. by doubly indirect means; "I got the news thirdhand" 
WordNet® 3.0, © 2006 by Princeton University.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;