blind date


Definition of blind date

1 : a date between two persons who have not previously met
2 : either participant in a blind date

Examples of blind date in a Sentence

She went out on a blind date with her friend's cousin.
Recent Examples on the Web Donald Trump becomes president, there is a full solar eclipse that crosses 13 states, and a friend sets me up on a blind date with a woman in Fayetteville that works out well—we get engaged in the spring of 2019. Matt Farwell, The New Republic, "My Own Private Decade From Hell," 30 Dec. 2019 After all, her parents met on a blind date and got engaged six months later. Marin Cogan, Washington Post, "Date Lab: Would his age make or break the date?," 23 Jan. 2020 In October of 2012 she and music touring agent Doug Singer were set up on a blind date by his oldest friend, Evan. Vogue, "The Bride Wore Alexander McQueen to Her Wedding in the English Wilderness," 22 Oct. 2019 Ever since the couple revealed that their relationship started out with a blind date, there’s been heavy speculation about who set Meghan and Harry up. Chanel Vargas, Town & Country, "Everything You Need to Know About Meghan Markle's Friend, Misha Nonoo," 20 Feb. 2019 Honestly, the whole play, which had been funny and cute and maybe even a tad thought-provoking up until this point, turned for me after the second seizure, when Bari is out on a blind date with Mike (Joe Wiens). Jerald Pierce,, "Shattered Globe’s ‘Be Here Now’: Can happiness be real if it’s caused by a brain tumor?," 16 Sep. 2019 For me, the Valentine’s episode was a real winner — just the unexpected blind date and then ending up in bed with him. Ruth Kinane,, "Gunther and Janice actors recall iconic Friends catchphrases, bleached hair, and more," 5 Sep. 2019 In the mid-1960s, after a divorce, she was set up on a blind date with Al Brounstein, a successful pharmaceutical wholesaler who was enamored with French wines. Esther Mobley,, "Remembering Boots Brounstein, who revolutionized the idea of Napa Valley terroir at Diamond Creek Vineyards," 6 Aug. 2019 Peter and Julia met at a concert at the Bushnell on a blind date arranged by their mothers., "Julia May," 21 July 2019

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First Known Use of blind date

1923, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Blind date.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of blind date

: an occasion for two people who do not know each other to meet and decide if they may want to have a romantic relationship

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