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Definition of Blighty noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Blighty

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈblaɪti//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈblaɪti//
 
[uncountable] (British English)
 
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a name for Britain or England, used especially by soldiers in the First and Second World Wars, and now sometimes used in a humorous way Word Originfirst used by soldiers in the Indian army; Anglo-Indian alteration of Urdu bilāyatī, wilāyatī ‘foreign, European’, from Arabic wilāyat, wilāya ‘dominion, district’.