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[ BLAHY-ter ]
Definition: British Slang. a chap; bloke.
– noun British Slang.
a chap; bloke.
a contemptible, worthless person, especially a man; scoundrel or rascal.
The blighter had shoulders fully as broad as the girl was high, and legs like a dragon.
– E.E. Knight, Dragon Outcast , 2007
I was sorry for the poor blighter , but after all, I reflected, a chappie who had lived all his life with Lady Malvem, in a small village in the interior of Shropshire, wouldn’t have much to kick at in a prison.
– P.G. Wodehouse, “Jeeves and The Unbidden Guest,” Enter Jeeves , 1916
Lord Clive was a blighter and so were most of the other viceroys. Blighters ask for bribes; blighters try to cheat the Accounts Department…
– Paul Theroux, The Great Railway Bazaar , 2006