blighter

Definitions

  • IF I LETS THE BLIGHTERS GO THE CORPORAL'LL CUSS ME INTO 'EAPS. AN' IF I 'OLDS ON TO 'EM I'LL BREAK MY BLINKIN' NECK
    IF I LETS THE BLIGHTERS GO THE CORPORAL'LL CUSS ME INTO 'EAPS. AN' IF I 'OLDS ON TO 'EM I'LL BREAK MY BLINKIN' NECK
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n blighter a boy or man "that chap is your host","there's a fellow at the door","he's a likable cuss","he's a good bloke"
    • n blighter a persistently annoying person
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Usage

In literature:

The man's a blighter, a blithering blighter.
"A Son Of The Sun" by Jack London
We are going to crawl along that hollow on the flank and enfilade the blighters.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, January 26, 1916" by Various
Was that Sir Golliwog come to life again or just some ordinary blighter like me suffering from nerve strain?
"Our Casualty And Other Stories" by James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham
I not only caught the blighter, but I put his light out.
"War and the Weird" by Forbes Phillips
I'd like to get me 'and round some blighter's ugly neck, too.
"Mud and Khaki" by Vernon Bartlett
Poor respectable old blighter!
"The Prodigal Father" by J. Storer Clouston
We were a set of blighters scooting off and leaving old Spofforth to act like a modern Horatius.
"Wilmshurst of the Frontier Force" by Percy F. Westerman
An''ere's a poor blighter wots only got three months.
"Norman Ten Hundred" by A. Stanley Blicq
The sorry part of it was that that "blighter" in trying to get me had shot several other men.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
The blighter once cross-examined me in a card-sharping case and made me look the biggest damned fool in Europe.
"Aladdin of London" by Sir Max Pemberton
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In poetry:

Luck to you, my gemmy writers,
I've got Dago Joe,
And a crew of squarehead blighters
Roaring in the snow.
"To The Lubber Poets" by Bill Adams
Ho, I ain't no gemmy writer!
I'm a hard-case, see?
I'm a poor barefooted blighter,
But, thank God, I'm me!
"To The Lubber Poets" by Bill Adams
I want to quit and take a sit
In some place clean and brighter,
Let those who like come down the pike
To strafe the German blighter."
"Troubles In The Trenches" by Abner Cosens
I'd rejoice if someone dug a
Deep, wide grave at Mugga Mugga
And interred all Canberranters, minus service, sob or stone -
All nefarious State-Frighters!
Yassinine old nation-blighters!
Nay; I'd lug a Mugga-fighter there and plant him on my own!
"Mugga Mugga" by C J Dennis