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handed-down Syllabification: hand·ed-down

Definition of handed-down in English:


Passed on to a later generation or age: handed-down family recipes
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  • Without handed-down prejudices, children will behave in a spirit of complete even-handedness.
  • He was without personal vanity, surprising the Heythrop hunt by turning out in a yellow cardigan and his colleagues by wearing handed-down clothes and his son's shoes.
  • As for beauty, granny had to depend on handed-down tips and recipes made from easily obtainable ingredients.
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