blindside

[ blahynd-sahyd ]
/ ˈblaɪndˌsaɪd /

verb (used with object), blind·sid·ed, blind·sid·ing.

Sports. to tackle, hit, or attack (an opponent) from the blind side: The quarterback was blindsided and had the ball knocked out of his hand.
Informal. to attack critically where a person is vulnerable, uninformed, etc.: The president was blindsided by the press on the latest tax bill.

Nearby words

  1. blindingly,
  2. blindly,
  3. blindman's buff,
  4. blindness,
  5. blinds,
  6. blindsight,
  7. blindstorey,
  8. blindstory,
  9. blindworm,
  10. bling

Origin of blindside

First recorded in 1970–75; v. use of noun phrase blind side

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