- The definition of a hand me down is something you inherit from someone else after they no longer need or want it.
An example of a hand me down is the clothing your older sibling wore that you have been given to wear.
- used; secondhand
- ready-made and cheap
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- Handed down to one person after being used and discarded by another.
- Of inferior quality; shabby.