Blighty

noun
\ ˈblī-tē How to pronounce Blighty (audio) \

Definition of Blighty

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

First Known Use of Blighty

circa 1901, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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“Blighty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Blighty. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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Blighty

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English Language Learners Definition of Blighty

British slang used as a name for England or Britain

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