Origin of hand-me-down
Words nearby hand-me-down
How to use hand-me-down in a sentence
The heaps of gifted and hand-me-down pink frilly clothes and accessories grew far faster than we were able to sort and store them.Why I Finally Let My Girls Be Girly|Andy Hinds|May 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You might not have been so cheap this year and accepted a hand-me-down (I mean ALL they want is the candy anyhow).
So back to the issue at hand—is there a reason not to wear hand-me-down costumes or to tell the kids not to share?
These hand-me-down religions seldom fit, and professional theology, it seems to me, is mostly a dealing in ol' clo'.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 12|Elbert Hubbard
For decades, collar-buttons have been on the hand-me-down shelves of humor; it is a mistake in the catalogue.Seventeen|Booth Tarkington
Because the hand-me-down knowledge is no longer backed by the mental capacity of a Challon.The Short Life|Francis Donovan
You mean that clodhopper with the tight-fitting hand-me-down in the seat behind usyesterday?The Ranchman|Charles Alden Seltzer
Glass was a mild, colourless, middle-aged man, attired in worn hand-me-down garments.Desert Conquest|A. M. Chisholm
British Dictionary definitions for hand-me-down
- something, esp an outgrown garment, passed down from one person to another
- (as modifier)a hand-me-down dress
- anything that has already been used by another
- (as modifier)hand-me-down ideas