Randroid

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of Rand +‎ android.

Noun[edit]

Randroid (plural Randroids)

  1. (slang, derogatory) A supporter of Ayn Rand's philosophies, particularly an overzealous one.
    • 2004, Tibor R. Machan, The Man Without A Hobby: Adventures of a Gregarious Egoist, Hamilton Books (2004), ISBN 9780761829461, page 107:
      At the same meeting I was interviewed by the philosopher and historian George Walsh, a follower of Ayn Rand. The interview turned out to be a disaster, for after it had already been scheduled Walsh heard from Harry Binswanger — a Randroid loyalist I used to call the Basil Rathbone of the Objectivist gang, since since he seemed to fit the image of a ruthless henchman — that I was a "liar."
    • 2007, Wayne Dwight Richards, Richard Ransdell, & LaDawna Word-Denslow, Dragon Drive: A Comedia Mundana, iUniverse (2007), ISBN 9780595474424, unnumbered pages:
      [] She was a very unpleasant lady, and one of the most unpleasant things about her was that she was what you might call a 'born-again Randroid,' someone who'd taken Ayn Rand's teachings to such extremes that she made Rand herself look like a flaming liberal by comparison. You know the type?"
    • 2011, Cole Stryker, Epic Win for Anonymous: How 4chan's Army Conquered the Web, The Overlook Press (2011), ISBN 9781590207383, unnumbered page:
      Despite being populated by Randroids (Ayn Rand devotees) and sci-fi geeks, 4chan's literature board is another that continually surprises with clever content.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:Randroid.