security blanket


Definition of security blanket

1 : a blanket carried by a child as a protection against anxiety
2 : a usually familiar object whose presence dispels anxiety

Examples of security blanket in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gray was a security blanket for Duke quarterbacks, leaving the school as its all-time leading receiver at tight end, and with just three drops on 107 catchable passes, according to PFF. Jonas Shaffer,, "Dueling Ravens mock drafts: How do you use nine picks? Take a tackle first, then figure the rest out later.," 29 Apr. 2021 Pop some buttery popcorn, stream a mystery movie and share a cozy security blanket with a favorite pal. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, "Horoscope for April 24, 2021: Gemini, stay home for a good time tonight; Cancer, put new projects on back burner," 24 Apr. 2021 But with spring’s arrival, the time for stepping out of our sartorial security blanket and into something a little more revealing has come. Eliza Huber,, "Welcome To Midriff Season," 20 Apr. 2021 Together, the album’s 15 tracks weave the musical equivalent of a security blanket. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Nickel Creek’s Sara Watkins has made a family album for all of us," 10 Apr. 2021 She was drawn to the tall, handsome guy with a great smile who would wrap his arms around her like a security blanket. Susan Montoya Bryan And Felicia Fonseca, Star Tribune, "Loved ones struggle with why New Mexico friends were killed," 25 Mar. 2021 If Cain has another setback and is unable to get ready for the start of the season, the Brewers have the ultimate security blanket in center in Jackie Bradley Jr. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Are 11 Cactus League games enough to get centerfielder Lorenzo Cain ready for the Brewers' opener?," 16 Mar. 2021 An all-wheel-drive application like this is a security blanket. John Pearley Huffman, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2021 Lexus ES250 AWD Gets in Touch with Its Inner Camry," 17 Mar. 2021 Belichick may have just bought Newton a security blanket. Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Patriots spending big, and Bill Belichick's competitive juice is still hot. But pump the brakes.," 15 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of security blanket

1954, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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2 May 2021

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“Security blanket.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of security blanket

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

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Medical Definition of security blanket

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

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