randy

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See also: Randy and Randý

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1690, from Scottish randy ‎(boisterous, aggressive), of uncertain origin. Probably from rand ‎(to storm, rave, verb), a variant of rant, see rant; or from rand ‎(edge, noun), in the sense of "edgy, on edge", from Middle English rand ‎(edge, brink, margin, border), from Old English rand ‎(edge, border, margin, rim). Related to randan.

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randy ‎(comparative randier, superlative randiest)

  1. Sexually aroused; full of sexual lust.
  2. Rude or coarse in manner, primarily Scottish in usage.

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randy ‎(plural randys)

  1. impudent beggar
  2. boisterous, coarse, loose woman
  3. virago
  4. (sports, aerial freestyle skiing) one and a half twist acrobatic maneuver

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  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967