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Meaning: used or second-hand

For example:

  • Why do the signs on those used cars say "pre-owned" instead of "used"?

  • They buy second-hand furniture and advertise it online as "pre-owned" or "pre-loved".

Note: Also "pre-loved"

Quick Quiz:

"Pre-owned" and "pre-loved" are euphemisms for

a. not young

b. not used

c. not new

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Contributor: Matt Errey