security blanket

noun
|Updated on: 25 Jul 2018

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

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First Known Use of security blanket

1954

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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SECURITY BLANKET Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of security blanket for English Language Learners

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


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security blanket

noun

medical Definition of security blanket

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

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