First-hand



[furst-hand] /ˈfɜrstˈhænd/

adverb
1.
from the or original source:
We heard the news of the accident firsthand from a witness.
adjective
2.
of or relating to the or original source.
3.
direct from the original source:
firsthand knowledge of the riot.
adjective, adverb
1.
from the original source; direct or directly: first-hand news, he got the news first-hand
2.
at first hand, from the original source; directly
adj.

also first-hand, first hand, 1690s, from the image of the “first hand” as the source or origin of something.

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