noun British Slang.
- a contemptible, worthless person, especially a man; scoundrel or rascal.
- a chap; bloke.
noun British informal
- a fellowwhere’s the blighter gone?
- 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.