Blighty one

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A Blighty one, also known as a Blighty wound, was a minor injury that was serious enough to take a soldier out of combat, often resulting in the wounded soldier returning home to convalesce. Refers to a wound almost guaranteed to send you home.

  • It was often shortened to just "Blighty."
  • Example: John was one of the lucky ones. He copped a Blighty and was on his way home.[1]

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References / notes[edit]

  1. Blighty Oxford Dictionaries, UK English. Accessed 27 July, 2016.