blighty


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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
References in classic literature ?
This blighty weather is not affecting his darling appetite?
FREDDIE Flintoff, who plays rounders for England, has chosen not to return to Blighty for the birth of his baby.
None of these swarthy types has been seen in good old Blighty since '66 but it is amusing to observe their strange ways.
Plonked in the middle of nowhere with just Charlie's dour mother (Brenda Fricker) and bitter, crippled sister (Molly Parker) for company, it's no wonder Lily is soon pining to be back in Blighty in this passable melodrama.
STOKE-born Robbie Williams is heading back to Blighty within the next few weeks and I've found the perfect place for him to stay while builders are installing his panic room - Nick Hancock's gaff.
The re-release is made all the more remarkable in blighty because the single was only originally released Stateside - until now.
The problem is many places are now having to serve up fried breakfasts with a British accent for the beer-bellied warriors of Blighty.
It was Cheryl's first day out in Blighty following her return from LA where she is believed to be getting a judging slot on US X Factor.
We think it could be new love Max who is persuading her to spend more time in Blighty.
Within five minutes of descending on Blighty, the wacky stars of MTV's top show Jersey Shore have been on the hunt for Guidettes.
Rumour has it the Bloomster demanded a private villa equipped with new cutlery and beds, and also requested his personal chef be flown in from Blighty because he hated the local food.
BRITNEY Spears can't wait to come back to Blighty because she "always has a blast" over here.