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blanket

[ blang-kit ]
/ ˈblæŋ kɪt /
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noun
verb (used with object)
adjective
covering or intended to cover a large group or class of things, conditions, situations, etc.: a blanket proposal; a blanket indictment.
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Idioms about blanket

    born on the wrong side of the blanket, born out of wedlock.

Origin of blanket

1250–1300; Middle English <Anglo-French, Old French, equivalent to blanc white (see blank) + -et-et

OTHER WORDS FROM blanket

blan·ket·less, adjectiveblan·ket·like, adjectiveun·blan·ket·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for blanket

blanket
/ (ˈblæŋkɪt) /

noun
verb (tr)

Word Origin for blanket

C13: from Old French blancquete, from blanc; see blank
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Other Idioms and Phrases with blanket

blanket

see security blanket; wet blanket.

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