blind date

noun

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.
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Word History

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of blind date was in 1923

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“Blind date.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blind%20date. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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