Entry from US English dictionary
Definition of secondhand speech in English:
Conversation on a cellular phone that is overheard by people nearby: I was alternately amused and annoyed by the secondhand speech in the waiting room
More example sentences
- My favorite description of a growing annoyance is secondhand speech, ''the cellphone equivalent of secondhand smoke.''
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.