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blighter

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noun blight·er \ˈblī-tər\

Simple Definition of blighter

  • : a person (especially a man) who is unpleasant

  • : a man who you think is lucky, unlucky, etc.

Full Definition of blighter

  1. 1 :  one that blights

  2. 2 chiefly British a :  a disliked or contemptible person b :  fellow, guy

Examples of blighter

  1. Just tell the blighter to leave you alone.

  2. I feel sorry for the little blighter.



1822

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1822

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