The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Blighty
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BLIGHTY, a name generally used in Brit
tish India as a general designation for Europe. During the War in Europe in 1914-18 the word was introduced on the western front by the Anglo-Indian troops and soon came into general use as a nickname for England.