wet blanket Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “wet blanket” in the English Dictionary

"wet blanket" in British English

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wet blanketnoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   disapproving
a ​person who says or does something that ​stops other ​peopleenjoying themselves
(Definition of wet blanket from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “wet blanket”
in Arabic مُفسِد لِلبَهجة…
in Korean 분위기를 망치는 사람…
in Portuguese desmancha-prazeres…
in Catalan esgarriacries…
in Japanese 座をしらけさせる人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 扫兴的人…
in Chinese (Traditional) 掃興的人…
in Italian guastafeste…
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