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 Firefly Lane is clearly glossing over years here in the 1980s, and so some more time passes — enough time for Kate to end up on a blind date. Rachel Paige,, "R29 Recaps: Every Episode From Firefly Lane Season 1," 8 Feb. 2021 During the enlightening, and frankly adorable, interview, Harris and Emhoff discussed meeting on a blind date. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kamala Harris Googled Douglas Emhoff Before Their Blind Date," 17 Jan. 2021 Their blind date took place at Soho House's Dean Street Townhouse in London. Stephanie Petit,, "Bobbi Brown Recalls Meghan Markle Telling Her About 'Fellow She Just Started Dating from the U.K.'," 5 Aug. 2020 Shortly after moving to Atlanta, Steely met his future wife Allison on a blind date. Bill Rankin, ajc, "Remembering Herb Steely, the soul of The Atlanta Journal," 31 Dec. 2020 After the death of his first wife, Mr. Berlind met Brook Wheeler on a blind date arranged by mutual friends. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "Wall Street Executive Reinvented Himself as Broadway Producer," 31 Dec. 2020 Markle, who divorced her first husband in 2013, was reportedly set up on a blind date with Harry in 2016, and the rest is history. Michael Stillwell, Town & Country, "The British Royal Family Tree," 11 Nov. 2020 At Venable, he was set up on a blind date with Harris, who was California’s attorney general. Washington Post, "Doug Emhoff paused his career for his wife Kamala Harris’s aspirations — and became the campaign’s ‘secret weapon’," 28 Oct. 2020 Emhoff and Harris met on a blind date in 2013 after being set up by a friend and married the following year. Jessica Guynn, USA TODAY, "Kamala Harris' husband Doug Emhoff breaks gender stereotypes by putting her career ahead of his as second gentleman," 12 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of blind date

1923, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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25 Feb 2021

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“Blind date.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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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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