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hand–me–down

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adjective \ˈhan(d)-mē-ˌdau̇n\

Simple Definition of hand–me–down

  • : owned or used by someone else before you

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hand–me–down

  1. 1 :  put in use by one person or group after being used, discarded, or handed down by another <hand–me–down clothes> <hand–me–down anecdotes>

  2. 2 :  ready-made and usually cheap and shoddy

hand–me–down noun

1827

First Known Use of hand–me–down

1827


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