Meaning of wet blanket

wet' blan'ket

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a blanket dampened with water so as to extinguish a fire.
  2. a person or thing that dampens enthusiasm or enjoyment: Nobody asked him to join the group because he's such a wet blanket.


Pronunciation: (wet'blang'kit), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to extinguish (a fire) with a wet blanket.
  2. to dampen the enthusiasm or enjoyment of (a person, group, etc.).
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