hand-me-down


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hand-me-down

(hănd′mē-doun′)
adj.
1. Handed down to one person after being used and discarded by another.
2. Of inferior quality; shabby.
n.
Something, such as an article of clothing, that is passed on from one person to another.

hand-me-down

n
1.
a. something, esp an outgrown garment, passed down from one person to another
b. (as modifier): a hand-me-down dress.
2.
a. anything that has already been used by another
b. (as modifier): hand-me-down ideas.

hand′-me-down`



n.
1. a used item passed along for further use by another, esp. an article of clothing.
adj.
2. passed along for further use by another.
[1870–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hand-me-down - outgrown garment passed down from one person to another
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
Adj.1.hand-me-down - passed on from one person to another; "not too proud to wear hand-me-down clothes"
old - of long duration; not new; "old tradition"; "old house"; "old wine"; "old country"; "old friendships"; "old money"

hand-me-down

adjective cast-off, used, second-hand, worn, inherited, passed on, handed down, reach-me-down (informal) Most of the children wore hand-me-down clothes.
Translations

hand-me-down

[ˈhændmɪdaʊn] Nprenda f usada

hand-me-down

[ˈhændmɪˌdaʊn] nvestito smesso