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noun \ˈblī-tē\

Simple Definition of Blighty

  • —used as a name for England or Britain

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Blighty

chiefly British

  1. :  one's native land (as England)

Origin and Etymology of blighty

modification of Hindi & Urdu bilātī foreign, English, alteration of vilāyatī, from vilāyat province, realm, country beyond India, from Persian, dominion, province, from Arabic wilāya

First Known Use: 1915

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