The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Blighty

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The Encyclopedia Americana
Blighty
Edition of 1920. See also Blighty on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

BLIGHTY, a name generally used in Brittish 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.