randy

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: răn'di, IPA(key): /ˈɹændi/
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  • Rhymes: -ændi

Etymology 1[edit]

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.
    If you're feeling randy, give me a call and I'll come round and give you some lovin'.
  2. (chiefly Scotland) Rude or coarse in manner.
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Noun[edit]

randy (plural randies)

  1. impudent beggar
  2. boisterous, coarse, loose woman
  3. virago
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  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967

Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of random +‎ -y.

Noun[edit]

randy (plural randies)

  1. (slang, video games) random
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Etymology 3[edit]

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Noun[edit]

randy (plural randies)

  1. (sports, aerial freestyle skiing) one-and-a-half-twist acrobatic maneuver
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