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.
randy (plural randies)
- (sports, aerial freestyle skiing) one and a half twist acrobatic maneuver
- (freestyle aerial skiing): rudy, daffy, full, double-full, triple-full, lay, back, hurricane
- (video games): random, noob, bad kid
- “randy” in Webster’s Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary: Based on Webster’s Third New International Dictionary, 7th edition, Springfield, Mass.: G[eorge] & C[harles] Merriam, 1963 (1967 printing), OCLC 974117641.