- sexually aroused; lustful; lecherous.
- Chiefly Scot. rude and aggressive.
- Chiefly Scot. a rude or coarse beggar.
Origin of randy
- informal, mainly British
- sexually excited or aroused
- sexually eager or lustful
- mainly Scot lacking any sense of propriety or restraint; reckless
- mainly Scot
- a rude or reckless person
- a coarse rowdy woman
Word Origin for randy
Word Origin and History for randiness
1690s, Scottish, "aggressive, boisterous," probably from rand "to rave," an obsolete variant of rant (v.). In the original sense especially of beggars, "and probably implying vagrant habits as well as rude behavior" [OED]. Sense of "lewd, lustful" first recorded 1847. Related: Randiness.