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.

noun informal

  1. a social meeting between two people who have not met before
  2. either of the persons involved
n.

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

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