Etymology
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hand-me-down (adj.)

1826, from the verbal phrase; see hand (v.). As a noun from 1874.

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Definitions of hand-me-down
1
hand-me-down (n.)
outgrown garment passed down from one person to another;
2
hand-me-down (adj.)
passed on from one person to another;
not too proud to wear hand-me-down clothes
Synonyms: hand-down
From wordnet.princeton.edu