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?
It's Channel 5 recruiting some famous faces ("famous", as always, to be taken with a large pinch of salt), putting them in a couple of motorhomes and sending them off around Blighty for a little holiday.
He then began to swear, and when he cooled down a bit said: "It's rotten, Dick, how the good ones are popped over so quick and the rotten ones simply get nice blighty wounds.
Burma veteran Kenneth Chadwick, 92, with his Calling Blighty message behind him
The cinematic scheme - Calling Blighty - was introduced by the Ministry of Defence in a bid to raise morale for troops out in Burma and India, and for whom home leave wasn't possible.
Soldiers recorded messages for loved ones back in Blighty
In time this was changed to Blighty and was used by the British expats to describe home.
10pm Ron Howard has recently been in Blighty filming the James Hunt biopic Rush (with Chris Hemsworth).
Fox did better in Blighty with Ridley Scott's "Prometheus.
BA BA BACK CK CK BACK in Blighty after her Afghanistan trip, Cheryl Cole, 28, has stepped into former queen of the caners Sarah Harding's shoes.
The album, which would be released on November 19, looks like being a mega seller in Blighty as well.
The only problem will be trying to fight off John Terry and Ashley Cole on the flight back to Blighty.