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a contemptible, worthless person, especially a man; scoundrel or rascal.
a chap; bloke.
Historical Examples

Anecdotes of the Great War Carleton Britton Case
The Foundations (Fourth Series Plays) John Galsworthy
Where the Pavement Ends John Russell
The Girl on the Boat Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
Mud and Khaki Vernon Bartlett
The Girl on the Boat Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
A Lively Bit of the Front Percy F. Westerman
The Red Watch J. A. Currie
The Luckiest Girl in the School Angela Brazil
To Kiel in the ‘Hercules’ Lewis R. Freeman

noun (Brit, informal)
a fellow: where’s the blighter gone?
a despicable or irritating person or thing


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