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
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There's a bloody bunpunching swine back there who has just gone back with a beautiful blighty one in the arm.
We love these loungers in teal and floral from Next's high summer home collection and will just be damn well bringing them indoors if the skies empty again and giving Blighty one more month to persuade us to stay