Definition of handed-down in English:


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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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