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blind date

noun
1.
a social appointment or date arranged, usually by a third person, between two people who have not met.
2.
either of the participants in such an arrangement.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25, Americanism
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Examples from the web for blind date
  • But people do have a tendency to explore many things after that first blind date.
  • My reaction to my best friend's question was probably what anyone would say when faced with the prospects of a blind date.
  • Check out a first date or a blind date with friends.
British Dictionary definitions for blind date

blind date

noun (informal)
1.
a social meeting between two people who have not met before
2.
either of the persons involved
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for blind date
n.

by 1921, U.S. college student slang, from blind (adj.) + date (n.3). Earliest attested use is in reference to the person.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for blind date

blind date

noun phrase
  1. An arranged appointment for a show, dance, etc, where one's partner is a previously unknown person, usually the friend of a friend
  2. One's partner on such an occasion (1920s+ esp students)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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