blank·​ie ˈblaŋ-kē How to pronounce blankie (audio)
: a child's blanket

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Here, Elliott reclines on a favorite blankie and enjoys the view. Anna Fixsen, ELLE Decor, 12 Apr. 2023 And then of course, my blanket, like a blankie for a little kid. Kaitlin Menza, Condé Nast Traveler, 8 Sep. 2021 My daughter is supposed to bring in her blankie from home, to be used for nap time for the rest of the year. Rivka Galchen, The New Yorker, 8 Feb. 2021 My own blankie is the Official Guide to the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair. Allan Ripp, WSJ, 21 Apr. 2020 More than 500 positive reviewers rave about how freaking soft and stylish this blankie is. Shayna Murphy, USA TODAY, 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, 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, 31 Oct. 2019 Baby food and snacks Security items – pacifiers, blankies, loveys, etc. NBC News, 19 Sep. 2019 See More

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Word History


blank(et) entry 1 + -ie

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blankie was in 1899

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Cite this Entry

“Blankie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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