Meaning of “hand-me-down” in the English Dictionary

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"hand-me-down" in British English

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hand-me-downnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈhænd.mɪˌdaʊn/ us /ˈhænd.mɪˌdaʊn/

(Definition of “hand-me-down” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hand-me-down" in American English

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hand-me-downnoun [ C ]

us /ˈhænd·miˌdɑʊn/

a piece of clothing given to a younger family member or friend because the person who owns it no longer wants it or it no longer fits:

Claudia had three older sisters, so she wore a lot of hand-me-downs.

(Definition of “hand-me-down” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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