Adjective "blindsided" definition and examples

Definitions

1. 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.

2. Informal. to attack critically where a person is vulnerable, uninformed, etc.: The president was blindsided by the press on the latest tax bill.

More examples(as adjective)

"markets can be blindsided by reports."

"markets can be blindsided."

"investors can be blindsided."

Origin

(blindside)