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blighter

[blahy-ter] /ˈblaɪ tər/
noun, British Slang.
1.
a contemptible, worthless person, especially a man; scoundrel or rascal.
2.
a chap; bloke.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; blight + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for blighters

blighter

/ˈblaɪtə/
noun (Brit, informal)
1.
a fellow: where's the blighter gone?
2.
a despicable or irritating person or thing
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Word Origin and History for blighters

blighter

n.

1822, "thing which blights," agent noun from blight (v.). British colloquial sense of "contemptible person" (often jocular) is recorded from 1896.

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