hand-me-down

adjective \ ˈhan(d)-mē-ˌdau̇n \

Definition of hand-me-down

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 : ready-made and usually cheap and shoddy

hand-me-down

noun

First Known Use of hand-me-down

1826

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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HAND-ME-DOWN Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of hand-me-down for English Language Learners

  • : owned or used by someone else before you


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