"blighty" meaning in All languages combined

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Noun [English]

Head templates: {{en-noun}} blighty (plural blighties) Forms: blighties [plural]
  1. Alternative form of Blighty Tags: alt-of, alternative Alternative form of: Blighty
    Sense id: blighty-en-noun-zGAJlKzt

Inflected forms

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          "ref": "1986, Pierre Burton, Vimy, McClelland and Stewart, page 91",
          "text": "With such delights awaiting them only a few miles to the rear, it's no wonder that men prayed for a “blighty” – a small wound that would not incapacitate them for life, but would get them out of the line for a month or even a week. . . . a stray bullet pierced Moore's left foot. Moore cried out, not with pain, but with delight. ¶ “Oh,” he shouted, “it's a beauty, Vic! What a present from the Red Devil! It's a Blighty, I'll bet a dollar.”",
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          "ref": "2013, Paul Grieve, Upon a Wheel of Fire",
          "text": "And after a short time with the West Yorkshires I came to see that discipline and spirit, even at my platoon level, led to fewer cases of minor ailments like colds and flu, to a substantial reduction in trench foot and to the total absence of suicides or deliberately provoked blighties.",
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          "ref": "2018, Anna Rogers, With Them Through Hell, page 345",
          "text": "'I don't want any of these blighties', Len Wilton concluded.",
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