blank·​ie | \ ˈblaŋ-kē How to pronounce blankie (audio) \

Definition of blankie

: a child's blanket

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The off-white blankie with the green, red, yellow and blue stripes isn’t just for couches and beds; the design also appears on mittens, scarves and, yes, blanket coats. Elizabeth Chang, Washington Post, "The best souvenirs to bring home from 10 countries," 2 July 2019 Those personalized Pottery Barn Kids blankies are about to get a whole lot more interesting . . Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "The Most Popular Baby Names of 2019? Think Rare Gems!," 11 Dec. 2018 The next fare up, 'Smart,' gets you a 50-pound checked bag, a carry-on bag, a personal item, and advance seat selection, plus a complimentary blankie and pair of headphones. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "International Basic Economy: How Every Major Airline Compares," 5 July 2018 After all, consider how many Toronto-area boys and girls went to sleep Sunday night, swaddled in their Maple Leafs blankies, and dreamed of a Stanley Cup closer than their young lives have ever known. Alex Prewitt,, "In Joining an Up-and-Coming Maple Leafs Squad, John Tavares Gets to Live Out His Dream," 2 July 2018 Here in the university’s Davey Risk Management and Insurance Program, 13 upperclassmen are underwriting those pianos and fellow students who seek to corner the market on fleece blankies. Ron Lieber, New York Times, "Insurance 101: Butler Undergrads Write Coverage for Dogs and Pianos," 9 Feb. 2018 Then, put on some comfortable clothes, brew your favorite hot drink and get cozy on your sofa under a blankie. Josephine Sedgwick, New York Times, "Snapshots From a Land of Endless Night," 26 Jan. 2018 My towel, a security blankie at first, is quickly discarded in favor of full-frontal. Brennan Kilbane, Allure, "Losing Clothes, Finding Zen: What It's Like at a Nudist Resort," 19 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of blankie

1921, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for blankie

blank(et) entry 1 + -ie

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The first known use of blankie was in 1921

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