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

The couple began dating in July 2016 after meeting on a blind date and were first revealed as a couple in October 2016. Kaitlyn Frey,, "Every Piece of Jewelry ($68K Cartier Diamond Earrings!) Meghan Wore with Her Sexy Reception Dress," 21 May 2018 While Jonathan was studying at Columbia, he was set up on a blind date with Kirsten who was working at the law firm Davis Polk. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "Who is Kirsten Gillibrand's Husband Jonathan Gillibrand?," 27 Mar. 2019 In 1950, mutual friends set him up on a blind date with my mother. Stuart Green, WSJ, "In Praise of the Ever-Practical Handkerchief," 28 Feb. 2019 Khloe's version of the story is that their mutual friend (Brandon Jennings) set them up on a blind date, per E News!. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Khloé Kardashian Calls BS on Jordyn Woods' Red Table Talk Interview and Twitter Claps Back," 1 Mar. 2019 But royal watchers will know her best for (allegedly) setting Prince Harry and Meghan Markle up on a blind date. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Misha Nonoo, One of Meghan Markle's Closest Friends, Is Engaged," 19 Feb. 2019 News, the model went on a blind date with Brady in December 2006, and ended up marrying him in April 2009. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Gisele Bündchen Just Revealed Why She Broke Up with Leonardo DiCaprio," 1 Feb. 2019 Contestants gathered in an RV to prepare for a blind date with one usually scruffy bachelor. Rebecca Farley,, "The Proposal Is A Disturbing Anti-Women Episode Of Next," 19 June 2018 Candice Bergen, destined to become an actress, went on a blind date with him. Avi Selk, Washington Post, "It’s the 50th anniversary of the day Trump left college and (briefly) faced the draft," 20 May 2018

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First Known Use of blind date

1923, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of blind date was in 1923

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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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