- 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.
hand-me-down definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Informal something, esp. an article of clothing, which is used and then passed along to someone else
- used; secondhand
- ready-made and cheap
hand-me-down definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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.