noun British Slang.

  1. a contemptible, worthless person, especially a man; scoundrel or rascal.
  2. a chap; bloke.

noun British informal

  1. a fellowwhere’s the blighter gone?
  2. a despicable or irritating person or thing

1822, “thing which blights,” agent noun from blight (v.). British colloquial sense of “contemptible person” (often jocular) is recorded from 1896.

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