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blighter Syllabification: blight·er
Pronunciation: /ˈblīdər/

Definition of blighter in English:


[with adjective] British informal
A person who is regarded with contempt, irritation, or pity: you little blighter!
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  • And another email got quite irate about the central character, suggesting he was an evil little blighter.
  • For any other other seal do-gooders out there, please bear in mind that, according to experts, seal bites can in fact be lethal (if the little blighters go for your throat I presume).
  • It's not so romantic when one of the aggressive blighters thinks you're trying to attack it and ends up breaking your fingers in its beak, is it?


Early 19th century: from blight + -er1.

Words that rhyme with blighter

all-nighter, biter, fighter, igniter, inciter, indicter, inviter, lighter, mitre (US miter), overnighter, reciter, righter, sighter, smiter, writer

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