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English word blanket comes from Old French (842-ca. 1400) blanquette, which itself is a diminutive of Old French blanc (white).

Blanket etymology ?

Blanket detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
blanc Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) white
blanquette Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
blanket Old Northern French (fro-nor)
blonket Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
blanket English (eng) General; covering or encompassing everything. A heavy, loosely woven fabric, usually large and woollen, used for warmth while sleeping or resting.. A layer of anything.. A streak or layer of blubber in whales.. A thick rubber mat used in the offset printing process to transfer ink from the plate to the paper being printed. (transitive) To cover with, or as if with, a blanket.. (transitive) [...]