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1. Handed down to one person after being used and discarded by another.
2. Of inferior quality; shabby.
Something, such as an article of clothing, that is passed on from one person to another.
a. something, esp an outgrown garment, passed down from one person to another
b. (as modifier): a hand-me-down dress.
a. anything that has already been used by another
b. (as modifier): hand-me-down ideas.
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.
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|Noun||1.||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"