an article of clothing passed on to another person after being used, outgrown, etc.: The younger children wore the hand-me-downs of the older ones.
any item not new that is or can be used again: Our office furniture was a collection of hand-me-downs.
passed along for further use by others: some hand-me-down clothes from my older brother.
borrowed or adapted from other sources; derivative: a street full of hand-me-down architecture.