Definitions for hand-me-down
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a used item passed along for further use by another, esp. an article of clothing.
(adj.)passed along for further use by another.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of hand-me-down:
outgrown garment passed down from one person to another
passed on from one person to another
"not too proud to wear hand-me-down clothes"
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.
Used or second-hand, passed along by its prior user
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