Share this entry

blind date Line breaks: blind date

Definition of blind date in English:


A social engagement with a person one has not previously met, arranged with a view to the development of a romantic or sexual relationship: she met her husband on a blind date
More example sentences
  • Mudadiwa Chinyoka, who was born in Zimbabwe and whose visa ran out seven years ago, met 17-year-old Gemma Atkinson on a blind date in Doncaster arranged through a mutual friend.
  • Joanne Dove, an effervescent 42-year-old mother of seven, is a ‘shadchan’, one of the matchmakers who devote hours each day to arranging matrimonial blind dates.
  • Warm-hearted neighbours gave her food and clothes, helped find work for her and arranged blind dates.

Definition of blind date in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day fortissimo
Pronunciation: fɔːˈtɪsɪməʊ
(especially as a direction) very loud or loudly