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security blanket

noun

Simple Definition of security blanket

  • : a blanket that is carried by a child because it makes the child feel safe

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of security blanket

  1. 1 :  a blanket carried by a child as a protection against anxiety

  2. 2 :  a usually familiar object whose presence dispels anxiety

1968

First Known Use of security blanket

1968


Medical Dictionary

security blanket

noun

Medical Definition of security blanket

  1. :  a blanket carried by a child as a protection against anxiety




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