blighty

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Related to Blighties: blighty wound, Blighty one

blighty

(ˈblaɪtɪ) or

blighty bird

n
(Animals) NZ another name for white-eye

Blighty

(ˈblaɪtɪ)
(used esp by troops serving abroad) n (sometimes not capital)
1. England; home
2. (esp in World War I)
a. Also called: a blighty one a slight wound that causes the recipient to be sent home to England
b. leave in England
[C20: from Hindi bilāyatī foreign land, England, from Arabic wilāyat country, from waliya he rules]

blight•y

(ˈblaɪ ti)

n., pl. blight•ies. Brit. Slang.
1. (often cap.) England as one's native land.
2. military leave.
[1885–90; < Hindi bilāyatī the country (i.e., Great Britain)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blighty - a slang term for Great Britain used by British troops serving abroadBlighty - a slang term for Great Britain used by British troops serving abroad
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
Translations

Blighty

(o.f.) [ˈblaɪtɪ] N (Brit) (Mil) → Inglaterra f

Blighty

n (Brit Mil sl) (= leave)Heimaturlaub m; (= England)die Heimat; he’s going back to Blightyer geht nach Hause; a blighty one (= wound)ein Heimatschuss m