hand–me–down

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adjective \ˈhan(d)-mē-ˌdau̇n\

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

First Known Use of hand–me–down

1826


HAND–ME–DOWN Defined for English Language Learners

hand-me-down

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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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