Hand-me-down meaning

hăndmē-doun
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Something, esp. an article of clothing, which is used and then passed along to someone else, as to a younger sibling.
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Of inferior quality; shabby.
adjective
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Handed down to one person after being used and discarded by another.
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Something, such as an article of clothing, that is passed on from one person to another.
noun
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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.

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Used; secondhand.
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Ready-made and cheap.
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An item that is passed along for someone else to use; especially, a piece of clothing or other item which has been outgrown by a older sibling and passed down to a younger one.
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Used or second-hand, passed along by its prior user.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
hand-me-down
Plural:
hand-me-downs