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[ hand-out ]


  1. a portion of food or the like given to a needy person, as a beggar.
  2. any printed, typed, mimeographed, or photocopied copy of information, as a speech, policy statement, or fact sheet given to reporters, attendees at a meeting, or the like.
  3. anything given away for nothing, as a free sample of a product by an advertiser.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of handout1

First recorded in 1880–85 handout fordef 1 and in 1905–10 handout fordef 2; noun use of verb phrase hand out

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Example Sentences

Deciphering the handouts is nearly impossible without a background in the intricacies of retirement plan tax laws and the help of experts.

Before the presentation, attendees took copies of handouts telling them they could identify CRT by the use of terms like racial justice and disrupt, and directing them to a site for Rufo’s anti-CRT outreach efforts.

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He made good on that promise in his 1996 legislation, which famously provided the poor with a “hand up, not a handout.”

However, a handout that is used by attendees over and over again to help them do their job and has your branding on it could be a bigger benefit to you and your audience in the long run.

Going back into the classroom part-time means they will probably be getting papers and handouts in addition to needing to keep digital assignments and resources organized.

The handout paints a dire picture, but the qat users of Guangzhou are successful businessmen.

He wants “more than a handout, a payoff, hush money, or a reluctant bribe.”

Ooe produces a fixed menu with an accompanying handout that lists the indigenous ingredients included in each small plate.

Romney implied that these folks are lazy and undeserving, always looking for a handout.

As I paid my check, my eye fell on a handout beside the cash register.

It appears like I'm givin' all I've got for a handout at the kitchen door of the big company.

I find that in asking for a handout the man who looks up-to-date is the man who gets it.

For a festive handout cut the spice cake or fruit cake in slices and sandwich them with slices of tasty cheese between.

Beside them, the once-fierce dog gamboled like a puppy, hoping for another handout.

Maybe we asks fer a handout now and then; but that ain't our reg'lar way.





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