- 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.
Informal something, esp. an article of clothing, which is used and then passed along to someone else
- used; secondhand
- ready-made and cheap
- Handed down to one person after being used and discarded by another.
- Of inferior quality; shabby.
Something, such as an article of clothing, that is passed on from one person to another.
- Used or second-hand, passed along by its prior user