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HAND-ME-DOWN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hand-me-down mean? 

HAND-ME-DOWN (noun)
  The noun HAND-ME-DOWN has 1 sense:

1. outgrown garment passed down from one person to another

  Familiarity information: HAND-ME-DOWN used as a noun is very rare.


HAND-ME-DOWN (adjective)
  The adjective HAND-ME-DOWN has 1 sense:

1. passed on from one person to another

  Familiarity information: HAND-ME-DOWN used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HAND-ME-DOWN (noun)


Sense 1hand-me-down [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Outgrown garment passed down from one person to another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("hand-me-down" is a kind of...):

garment (an article of clothing)


HAND-ME-DOWN (adjective)


Sense 1hand-me-down [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Passed on from one person to another

Synonyms:

hand-down; hand-me-down

Context example:

not too proud to wear hand-me-down clothes

Similar:

old (of long duration; not new)


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