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 Dictionary entry overview: What does wet blanket mean? 

  The noun WET BLANKET has 1 sense:

1. someone who spoils the pleasure of others

  Familiarity information: WET BLANKET used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Someone who spoils the pleasure of others

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people


killjoy; party pooper; spoilsport; wet blanket

Hypernyms ("wet blanket" is a kind of...):

persona non grata; unwelcome person (a person who for some reason is not wanted or welcome)

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "wet blanket"):

fuss-budget; fusspot; worrier; worrywart (thinks about unfortunate things that might happen)

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