We across the word (or phrase) “pre-loved” in a booklet we glanced at this morning.
Here is an ad verbatim quote from the article,
“Six stores located across NI selling pre-loved clothes and homeware to generate much needed income for our charity.” (end of quote)
It was obvious that the word “pre-loved” meant “second-hand.”
We had never heard of the phrase “pre-loved” before but apparently it dates back to the 1970’s.
What is wrong with the word “second-hand?”
We will continue to use the phrase “second-hand” as it is descriptive and should not be replaced.