A Blighty wound, also known as a Blighty one, 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.
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References / notes
- Blighty Oxford Dictionaries, UK English. Accessed 27 July, 2016.