hand-me-down

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

hand-me-down (plural hand-me-downs)

  1. 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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Adjective[edit]

hand-me-down (not comparable)

  1. Used or second-hand, passed along by its prior user
    • 1983, 19th of March, Presidential Radio Address by Ronald Reagan
      I don't want America's recovery and security to be sacrificed on an altar of discredited hand-me-down theories. And if you'll help us, they won't be.