blighter (plural blighters)
- One who blights.
- (Britain, often disrespectful) A person, usually male, especially one who behaves in an objectionable or pitiable manner.
1911, Fergus Hume, chapter 10, in Red Money:
- "[I]f I had known that Pine was such a blighter as to leave me nothing, I'm hanged if I'd have allowed him to be buried in such decent company."
1919, Anthony Hope, chapter 7, in The Secret of the Tower:
- He knew that the old blighter had to be humored in certain small ways.
1923, P. G. Wodehouse, The Inimitable Jeeves:
- I tackled the blighter squarely.
- 2012 March 27, David Seidler, "The King's Speech play: At last, my crowning moment...," The Independent (UK) (retrieved 27 Dec 2012):
- Translation: there's still some hope for you, poor stammering blighter.