Blighty

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noun \ˈblī-tē\

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: circa 1901


BLIGHTY Defined for English Language Learners

Blighty

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noun \ˈblī-tē\

Definition of Blighty for English Language Learners

  • —used as a name for England or Britain


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