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Definition of hand-me-down

hand-me-down

  • The hand-me-down may be pluralized when used as a noun, as in "I wore nothin' but hand-me-downs till I was fourteen years old."

    It does not have to come from a relative to be a hand-me-down, as it may also be handed down from a neighbor, a friend, or be purchased at a Good Will Store or yard sale, although in the latter cases it's more often referred to as used.

    It can also function as an adjective, as in "That's a hand-me-down shirt but them pants is brand spankin' new."

    Last edited on Sep 03 2009. Submitted by Anonymous on Sep 03 2009.

noun

  • items - usually clothing - worn by an older relative (especially sibling) and then "handed down" to a younger relative.

    Last edited on Aug 31 2009. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 31 2009.

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