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 But despite being the color-equivalent to a modern-day security blanket, purple has the reputation of being a tricky color to decorate with. Kelsey Mulvey, ELLE Decor, 19 July 2022 At 6 feet, 3 inches and 211 pounds, Pierce was a big-body target and the security blanket for Ridder and could be both a reliable weapon in the red zone and explosive threat downfield. Keith Jenkins, The Enquirer, 2 June 2022 Not everyone thinks of a book as a security blanket. Sarah Lyall, New York Times, 21 May 2022 The team is prone to offensive lulls, but Cockburn is the ultimate security blanket in the paint. Gavin Good,, 13 Feb. 2022 The lake has become like a security blanket, an assurance that humans haven’t yet tamed or destroyed everything wild. Stephanie Pearson, Outside Online, 23 May 2017 Dak Prescott lost his security blanket in Amari Cooper this offseason, so if Stephon Gilmore can neutralize CeeDee Lamb, the Cowboys could struggle to answer the blows. Nate Atkins, The Indianapolis Star, 1 June 2022 My clients are wearing a version of their childhood security blanket, or a similar outfit to what their favorite character or celeb wore. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 20 May 2022 For other students, keeping their masks on has become both a way of life but also a kind of security blanket, especially after such a prolonged period of isolation and online schooling. Jill Tucker, San Francisco Chronicle, 14 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of security blanket

1954, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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6 Aug 2022

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“Security blanket.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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