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?"
The team behind "Blue Peter," once feted as wholesome, nurturing TV for Blighty's youngsters, has admitted it misled viewers by ignoring the results of an audience vote to name the show's pet cat.
Fresh from a US tour in support of the Human Rights Campaign with luminaries including The Gossip, Blondie and Dresden Dolls, Erasure return to Blighty. Their new EP Storm Chaser is out next week which includes a duet between Andy Bell and Cyndi Lauper.
The problem is many places are now having to serve up fried breakfasts with a British accent for the beer-bellied warriors of Blighty.
They have not made so much of an impression in their homeland, but here in Blighty those good ol' boys from Nashville are cherished and adored.
For the past few years, American bands have been coming over to Blighty to get a break in the music business.
23, "Blood Diamond" thesps Leonardo DiCaprio and Djimon Hounsou were in Leicester Square for a Blighty bow.
Last year, the Brit Awards, Blighty's music biz kudos, took place five days before the British Academy Film Awards, and BAFTA toppers allowed themselves a touch of Schadenfreude when the Brits drew a limp TV audience of just 3.8 million viewers.
BOOKIES keep shortening Wayne Rooney's odds to play in the World Cup yet leading Manchester United figures seem determined to keep him in Blighty.
Blighty Booch was founded by Mark Pavey, a former music manager and recording artist from Llandudno.
To boost increasingly low morale, the Directorate for Army Welfare in India created Calling Blighty - a series of films in which troops in the Far East could send messages to their loved ones back home.