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blind date

a social appointment or date arranged, usually by a third person, between two people who have not met.
either of the participants in such an arrangement.
Origin of blind date
An Americanism dating back to 1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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blind date

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

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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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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