wet blanket

noun

Definition of wet blanket

  1. :  one that quenches or dampens enthusiasm or pleasure

Examples of wet blanket in a sentence

  1. I'd love to go to the party, but with my cold, I'm afraid I'd just be a wet blanket.

1844

First Known Use of wet blanket

1844


WET BLANKET Defined for English Language Learners

wet blanket

noun

Definition of wet blanket for English Language Learners

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


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