Meaning of blighty

blight•y

Pronunciation: (blī'tē), [key]
— pl. blight•ies.
  1. (often cap.) England as one's native land; England as home: We're sailing for old Blighty tomorrow.
  2. a wound or furlough permitting a soldier to be sent back to England from the front.
  3. military leave.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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