[ hand-out ]
/ ˈhændˌaʊt /

noun Informal.

a portion of food or the like given to a needy person, as a beggar.
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.
anything given away for nothing, as a free sample of a product by an advertiser.

Nearby words

  1. handloom,
  2. handloomed,
  3. handmade,
  4. handmaid,
  5. handmaiden,
  6. handover,
  7. handpass,
  8. handphone,
  9. handpick,
  10. handprint

Origin of handout

1825–35; 1940–45 for def 2; noun use of verb phrase hand out

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