from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A social engagement between two persons who have not previously met, usually arranged by a mutual acquaintance.
  • n. Either of the persons participating in such a social engagement.

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  • n. A romantic meeting between two people who have never met before.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a participant in a blind date (someone you meet for the first time when you have a date with them)
  • n. a date with a stranger


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  • Feeling sorry for me, my close friends mobilized their network and found me a blind datethe blind date from hell!

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  • Then again, I heard about this eighty-five-year-old woman who went on a blind date with a ninety-two-year-old man.

    It’s Your Time

  • Oh—Bud Fleece is my dad and the blind date is Sam the Barber’s son.

    Hit Reply


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  • Duffy's take.

    November 14, 2009

  • Spy lingo for a meeting between an intelligence officer and a spy, in a time and place of the spy's choosing. Blind dates are very dangerous, because the spy could be setting a trap.

    August 26, 2009

  • "I've been on so many blind dates, I should get a free dog."
    - Wendy Leibman

    October 31, 2008