noun \ˈblī-tē\

—used as a name for England or Britain

Full Definition of BLIGHTY

chiefly British
:  one's native land (as England)

Origin 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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