blind date

noun

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.

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As with the original, two singles are set up on three blind dates, and sent back to set to divulge every last gritty/grody detail of their encounter. Michael Andor Brodeur, BostonGlobe.com, "Fox trots out game shows updated for the app age," 5 June 2018 The two were initially set up by friends on a blind date back in November, and kept their long-distance romance under wraps until recently. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "The Story Behind Former First Daughter Barbara Bush’s Vera Wang Wedding Dress," 8 Oct. 2018 Markus Anderson, a director and consultant for the chain and a longtime friend of Markle's, was reportedly the mastermind behind Meghan and Harry's initial blind date — which took place, of course, at the original Soho House in London. Andrea Park, Glamour, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Reportedly Took a Secret Trip to Amsterdam Over the Weekend," 25 Sep. 2018 State tourism officials sent two people on a blind date road trip Downstate. Chicago Tribune Staff, chicagotribune.com, "Morning Spin: McCarthy says Dan Ryan protest shows change since 2012 NATO summit," 9 July 2018 According to Elle, the outfit may have been a nod to her blind date with the prince. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "Meghan Markle's Wimbledon Outfit Might Have a Secret Meaning," 15 July 2018 The two met on a blind date set up by a mutual friend, conducted an under-the-radar romance and announced their engagement last year. Christina Boyle, latimes.com, "Joyous crowds greet newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after their marriage ceremony," 19 May 2018 David and Julia met on a blind date and have been married since 1996. Fox News, "New York City's richest couple buy $40 million mansion in cash," 30 Aug. 2018 Nonoo is widely believed to have been the mysterious matchmaker who set up Meghan and Harry on a blind date in July 2016. Alexia Fernandez, PEOPLE.com, "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Reported Matchmaker Misha Nonoo Shares Photos from Royal Wedding," 22 May 2018

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First Known Use of blind date

1923, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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blind date

noun

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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