adjective Date: 1956 secondhand, used

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  • pre-owned — ˌpre ˈowned adjective if something for sale is pre owned, it has been owned and used by someone before; = SECOND HAND: • With Mercedes pre owned car warranty program, dealers offer warranties on most second hand models. * * * pre owned UK US… …   Financial and business terms

  • pre-owned — [ˌpri: ˈəund US ˈound] adj if something that is for sale is pre owned, it has been owned and used by someone else before used especially in advertisements to make something not sound old British Equivalent: second handAmerican Equivalent: used ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pre-owned — [prē ōnd′] adj. previously owned; secondhand; used * * * …   Universalium

  • pre-owned — [prē ōnd′] adj. previously owned; secondhand; used …   English World dictionary

  • pre-owned — (adj.) 1964, American English, from PRE (Cf. pre ) + past tense of OWN (Cf. own) (v.). An automobile dealer s euphemism for used …   Etymology dictionary

  • pre-owned — [ pri ɔund ] adjective AMERICAN used about something for sale that is not new …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pre-owned — ¦ ̷ ̷ ˈ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: pre + owned : secondhand : used a pre owned luxury car * * * pre owned /prē ōndˈ/ (chiefly US) adjective Second hand ORIGIN: ↑pre (1) * * * pre owned UK …   Useful english dictionary

  • pre-owned —    (of a car)    not new    The jargon of the motor trade, forgetting the initial ownership of every new car by the manufacturer and the dealer:     (Pre owned) the modern euphemism for second hand . (Pei, 1969)    See also owned, pre driven, and …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • pre-owned — /ˈpri oʊnd/ (say pree ohnd) adjective second hand; used: a pre owned Rolls Royce …   Australian English dictionary

  • pre-owned — UK [priːˈəʊnd] / US [prɪˈɔʊnd] adjective owned by someone before you buy it …   English dictionary

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