Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Blighter or Blighters may refer to:
- Blighter, a ground surveillance radar manufactured by Plextek Limited, UK
- Blighter, a character class in the game Dungeons and Dragons
- Blighter, a fictional hominid species in the Age of Fire fantasy novels by E. E. Knight
- The Blighters, a fictional street gang in the video game Assassin's Creed Syndicate
n. 1 One who blights. 2 (context British often disrespectful English) A person, usually male, especially one who behaves in an objectionable or pitiable manner.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1822, "thing which blights," agent noun from blight (v.). British colloquial sense of "contemptible person" (often jocular) is recorded from 1896.
Usage examples of "blighter".
These little blighters are so successful, one species has been introduced from South America to effectively control Harrisia cactus in Queensland.
I don't mind admitting that in the first flush of the thing, so to speak, when Jeeves told me - this would be about three weeks after I'd landed in America - that a blighter called Cyril Bassington-Bassington had arrived and I found that he had brought a letter of introduction to me from Aunt Agatha .
I can see with half an eye that all these blighters are confirmed egg-eaters.
He said, 'Open the yard gate and let the blighters come out into the open.
It's rummy about these blighters, but they never seem able to understand a damn thing.
I propose to speak pretty chattily to these blighters, and in the heat of the moment one or two expressions might occur to me which you would not like.
By jove, it will go tough with these blighters when His Majesty’s navy arrives!
Of course the opposition papers may have allowed their zeal to run away with them, but even assuming that to be the case, the other candidates appear to be a pretty fair contingent of blighters.
Advices from Comrade Windsor inform me that that prince of blighters, Waring, was rejected by an intelligent electorate.
Andrew lifted his glass and said softly, I give you those poor blighters out there in the mud.
They were hunted out of these mountains sixty years ago, dangerous and treacherous little blighters by all accounts, and I understood that they had all been exterminated.
The blighters will take us for pirates — I don't blame them if they do — and there'd be a deuce of a rumpus before we could explain.
Then the bust up with Banda Rica came off, and the blighters sort of roped me in.
It's the miserable blighters like yourself what won't own up to it that gets my goat.
If those blighters don't clear off, we'll have to make a dash for the town as soon as it's light.