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.
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- blind as a bat,
- blind blocking,
- blind carbon copy,
- blind casing,
- blind copy,
- blind door,
- blind fistula,
- blind flange,
- blind freddie,
- blind gut
Origin of blind date
An Americanism dating back to 1920–25
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a social meeting between two people who have not met before
either of the persons involved
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