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(Animals) NZ another name for white-eye
(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]
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)]
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|Noun||1.||Blighty - 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