- 1.1 • military slang A wound suffered by a soldier in the First World War which was sufficiently serious to merit being shipped home to Britain: he had copped a Blighty and was on his way homeMore example sentences
- He copped a blighty over in Flanders and he was sent over here to recover.
- Inflicting or otherwise causing a blighty wound was considered a capital offense, which was punishable by execution by a firing squad.
- A few nights later he copped a Blighty bullet in his leg and I last saw him in Dover Hospital in 1943.
first used by soldiers in the Indian army; Anglo-Indian alteration of Urdu bilāyatī, wilāyatī 'foreign, European', from Arabic wilāyat, wilāya 'dominion, district'.
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