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

Definition of blankie

: a child's blanket

Examples of blankie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My own blankie is the Official Guide to the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair. Allan Ripp, WSJ, "I Find Comfort at the World’s Fair," 21 Apr. 2020 More than 500 positive reviewers rave about how freaking soft and stylish this blankie is. Shayna Murphy, USA TODAY, "This Urban Outfitters one-day sale is almost too good to be true," 17 Feb. 2020 Newsom and her four children were thrust into the spotlight during her husband’s inauguration in January, particularly when her son Dutch came on stage using a pacifier and a blankie. Halley Bondy, NBC News, "In the know: Women in the news 10/21 - 10/25," 25 Oct. 2019 This unbelievably giant blanket by the Big Blanket Co (sounds about right!) measures a whopping 10 by 10 feet, which is four times bigger than the average blankie. Ann Lien, House Beautiful, "You Might Need This 10'x10' Blanket to Survive the Winter," 31 Oct. 2019 Baby food and snacks Security items – pacifiers, blankies, loveys, etc. NBC News, "How to fly with babies and kids ... without losing it," 19 Sep. 2019 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

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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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“Blankie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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