As somebody had quickly said, sharpening his young wit, he was more of a wet-blanket than a Mackintosh.
But I should be a wet-blanket altogether, and, moreover, I could not stand the Tutissimus.
The average clergyman, I am afraid, is regarded in these days as something of a bore, a wet-blanket even at tea-parties.
Will you be kind enough Mizzi, to tell me why you surround me with the wet-blanket of your wrath?
Someone who dampens enthusiasm: “We were all having a good time until Harold walked in and started acting like a wet blanket.”
A Mexican who enters the US illegally, esp as a migratory worker •The term may be generalizing to include all illegal immigrants: An American's as good as a wetback, who is a Mexican whom we don't know how he got here
[1929+; fr the fact that they get their backs wet in wading across the Rio Grande; the terms wet pony, wet cow, etc, were used earlier for animals brought illegally across the border]