Definition of handed-down in English:
Passed on to a later generation or age: handed-down family recipes
More example sentences
- Any children I should manage to have, once I get over thinking that only happens to other people, will grow up without the age-old, handed-down domestic myths and traditions that have passed between women of previous generations, because I don't have any to pass down.
- Mrs. Joyce's handed-down straw hat lifted off my head as we left the parking lot.
- Without handed-down prejudices, children will behave in a spirit of complete even-handedness.
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