wet blanket

noun

Definition of wet blanket

: one that quenches or dampens enthusiasm or pleasure

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I'd love to go to the party, but with my cold, I'm afraid I'd just be a wet blanket.
Recent Examples on the Web One concern is that the atmosphere is mostly inert nitrogen—and in a rocket engine that nitrogen acts like a wet blanket. Daniel Oberhaus, Ars Technica, "The rocket motor of the future “breathes” air like a jet engine," 27 June 2020 One concern is that the atmosphere is mostly inert nitrogen—and in a rocket engine that nitrogen acts like a wet blanket. Daniel Oberhaus, Ars Technica, "The rocket motor of the future “breathes” air like a jet engine," 27 June 2020 One concern is that the atmosphere is mostly inert nitrogen—and in a rocket engine that nitrogen acts like a wet blanket. Daniel Oberhaus, Ars Technica, "The rocket motor of the future “breathes” air like a jet engine," 27 June 2020 One concern is that the atmosphere is mostly inert nitrogen—and in a rocket engine that nitrogen acts like a wet blanket. Daniel Oberhaus, Ars Technica, "The rocket motor of the future “breathes” air like a jet engine," 27 June 2020 One concern is that the atmosphere is mostly inert nitrogen—and in a rocket engine that nitrogen acts like a wet blanket. Daniel Oberhaus, Ars Technica, "The rocket motor of the future “breathes” air like a jet engine," 27 June 2020 One concern is that the atmosphere is mostly inert nitrogen—and in a rocket engine that nitrogen acts like a wet blanket. Daniel Oberhaus, Ars Technica, "The rocket motor of the future “breathes” air like a jet engine," 27 June 2020 One concern is that the atmosphere is mostly inert nitrogen—and in a rocket engine that nitrogen acts like a wet blanket. Daniel Oberhaus, Ars Technica, "The rocket motor of the future “breathes” air like a jet engine," 27 June 2020 One concern is that the atmosphere is mostly inert nitrogen—and in a rocket engine that nitrogen acts like a wet blanket. Daniel Oberhaus, Ars Technica, "The rocket motor of the future “breathes” air like a jet engine," 27 June 2020

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First Known Use of wet blanket

1844, in the meaning defined above

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“Wet blanket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wet%20blanket. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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wet blanket

noun

English Language Learners Definition of wet blanket

informal : a person who makes it difficult for other people to enjoy themselves by complaining, by showing no enthusiasm, etc.

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