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 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 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, 2 July 2019

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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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“Blankie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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