Security-blanket meaning

Security blanket is a small blanket or anything that provides a feeling of comfort or protection.

An example of a security blanket is the old blanket a four year old insists on carrying with him everywhere.

An example of a security blanket is an emergency fund kept in the bank to make you feel financially comfortable and protected.

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A blanket carried by a child to reduce anxiety.
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Something that dispels anxiety.
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A small blanket or other soft cloth, as clutched or stroked by a child for the feeling of comfort and security it affords.
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Anything that gives a person a sense of safety or freedom from anxiety.
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A blanket that one uses to have a secure feeling or reduced anxiety, usually in the early years of life: Linus van Pelt had a famous security blanket.
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Any object one uses to have a sense of security or reduced anxiety.

That rabbit's foot is his security blanket.

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Origin of security-blanket

  • From Linus van Pelt's security blanket in Charles Schulz's comic strip Peanuts

    From Wiktionary