open dating


: the marking of perishable food products with a clearly readable date indicating when the food was packaged or the last date on which it should be sold or used

Examples of open dating in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That means plenty of phone calls, emails and texts as couples and their wedding planners scramble to find venues with open dates and reschedule vendors such as caterers, photographers and florists. Richard A. Marini,, 20 Mar. 2020 Steely Dan's summer shed tour has open dates on June 25 and 27, around a Chicago-area show. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 13 Mar. 2020 Yet the court has granted all three cases despite not having all the usual briefs in hand and has slotted the hearings into the first open dates on its calendar. The Economist, 16 Dec. 2019 Florida, Ole Miss and South Carolina have open dates. Mark Inabinett |, al, 23 Nov. 2019 Tulsa update: Golden Hurricane are coming off open date. Joseph Duarte, Houston Chronicle, 22 Nov. 2019 The Giants, though, are coming off their open date, and the star running back will be rested. Rich Campbell,, 21 Nov. 2019 Texas A&M on the other hand, coming off an open date, looked a little flat in the first half last week against South Carolina, but turned it on and was dominant in the second half. Joseph Goodman, al, 21 Nov. 2019 Falling on a Monday after an open date for UTSA, the appointment marked a rare opportunity for Baylen to be close to home. Greg Luca,, 20 Nov. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of open dating was in 1970

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“Open dating.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

open dating

: the placing of dates on goods (as dairy products) so that the consumer can tell how old they are
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