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blight·er

 (blī′tər)
n. Chiefly British Slang
A fellow, especially one held in low esteem.
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blighter

(ˈblaɪtə)
n
1. a fellow: where's the blighter gone?.
2. a despicable or irritating person or thing
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blight•er

(ˈblaɪ tər)

n. Brit. Slang.
1. a cad.
2. a bloke.
[1815–25]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blighter - a persistently annoying personblighter - a persistently annoying person  
nudnick, nudnik - (Yiddish) someone who is a boring pest
persecutor, tormenter, tormentor - someone who torments
2.blighter - a boy or manblighter - a boy or man; "that chap is your host"; "there's a fellow at the door"; "he's a likable cuss"; "he's a good bloke"
male person, male - a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies
dog - informal term for a man; "you lucky dog"
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Translations

blighter

(o.f.) [ˈblaɪtəʳ] N (Brit) → tipo/a m/f, tío/a m/f (Sp)
you blighter! (hum) → ¡menudo canalla estás hecho!, ¡qué cabrito! (Sp)
what a lucky blighter!¡qué suerte tiene el tío! (Sp) , ¡qué suertudo es! (LAm)
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

blighter

n (Brit inf) → Kerl m (inf); (= boy)ungezogener Bengel; (= girl)Luder nt (inf); a poor blighterein armer Hund (inf); you blighterdu Idiot! (inf); what a lucky blighter!so ein Glückspilz!
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

blighter

[ˈblaɪtəʳ] n (fam) → disgraziato/a
you lucky blighter! → beato te!
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
At one time I could have sworn they were attacked in the rear--I reported it to you at the time, sir, you'll recall--for the blighters were pepperin' away at the side of that bluff behind them.
The blighter came round this morning -- the master, you know; when he saw my drawing he just raised his eyebrows and walked on."
'About now,' said Nutty, sepulchrally, 'the blighter is ringing for his man to prepare his bally bath and lay out his gold-leaf underwear.
Having observed 'About now the blighter is cursing the waiter for bringing the wrong brand of champagne,' he relapsed into a silence which he did not again break.
"Hello, Ishikola, you blooming old blighter," was Van Horn's greeting to the old chief, as the dandy, with a pry of his steering- paddle against the side of the canoe and part under its bottom, brought the dug-out broadside-on to the Arangi so that the sides of both crafts touched.
I am poor blighter with no profession and nine 'undred francs.
Did you or did you not write a letter to an old blighter in America that was giving five millions to found Moral Reform Societies all over the world, and that wanted you to invent a universal language for him?
They still look very short up front, and vulnerable in their own box to the ferreting of tricky blighters. City have those.
Make the blighters earn their PS77,379 (plus expenses) a year.
Nothing will stop them we have all tried Night-time they feed Nothing will stop their heed Don't come here at all The blighters even climb walls by Peter Jones
I WOULD like to say a big thank-you to Mike Butler, who recently reminded me in the Birmingham Mail TalkBack pages, of a letter that I sent in last year suggesting an idea of making sausages square sided so that the little blighters do not roll about in the pan when trying to cook them evenly.
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