Pronunciation: (blī'tē), [key]
—pl. blight•ies. Brit. Slang.
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.
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