Categories
Living

Blighty – A Definition

Blighty
Pronunciation: /ˈblʌɪti/

noun

British
– an informal term for Britain or England, used by soldiers of the First and Second World Wars.

Origin:
first used by soldiers in the Indian army; Anglo-Indian alteration of Urdu bilāyatī, wilāyatī ‘foreign, European’, from Arabic wilāyat, wilāya ‘dominion, district’

(Oxford Dictionaries – online)