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  • proper noun military slang, usually capitalized Great Britain, Britain, or England, especially as viewed from abroad
  • noun military slang A minor wound, but serious enough to take a soldier out of combat.

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  • noun a slang term for Great Britain used by British troops serving abroad

Etymologies

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Corruption of the Hindi विलायती (vilāyatī, "foreign"), which is related to Arabic ولاية (wilāyah, "state, province")

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