hand-me-down definition

  • adjective:
    • passed down to at least one person after being used and discarded by another.
    • Of inferior high quality; shabby.
    • utilized or second hand, passed along by its prior user
    • obtained or utilized after previous usage by another individual.
    • passed on from person to another
  • noun:
    • some thing, such as an article of clothes, that's offered from a single individual another.
    • An item which passed away along for some other person to utilize; especially, an item of garments or any other product which was outgrown by a older sibling and passed on to a younger one.
    • An outgrown garment fond of anyone after usage by another; -- often transferred between members of a family or friends.
    • outgrown apparel passed on in one person to another
  • others:
    • Same as reach-me-down.

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