Simple Definition of handout
: something (such as food, clothing, or money) that is given to someone who is poor
: a document that is given to people
Full Definition of handout
1 : a portion of food, clothing, or money given to or as if to a beggar
2 : a folder or circular of information for free distribution
3 : a prepared statement released to the news media
Examples of handout in a sentence
He sat on the sidewalk asking for a handout.
The family wasn't interested in government handouts.
The handouts had all the major points of his speech outlined on them.
First Known Use of handout
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Definition of handout for Students
: something (as food, clothing, or money) given to a poor person
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