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Blighty

Blighty an informal and often affectionate term for Britain or England, chiefly as used by soldiers of the First and Second World Wars (in the First World War, a wound which was sufficiently serious to merit being shipped home to Britain was known as a Blighty).

The term was first used by soldiers serving in India, and is an Anglo-Indian alteration of Urdu bilāyatī ‘foreign, European’, from Arabic wilāyat, wilāya ‘dominion, district’.


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Blighty (army sl.) England, home. XX. contr. form, originating in the Indian army, of Hind. bilāyatī foreign, (esp.) European, f. Arab. wilāyat inhabited country, district.

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