[ ran-dee ]
/ ˈræn di /
adjective, rand·i·er, rand·i·est.
sexually aroused; lustful; lecherous.
Chiefly Scot. rude and aggressive.
noun, plural rand·ies.
Chiefly Scot. a rude or coarse beggar.
Can You Remember Your Favorite Words Of The Day From March?
Even if you’re a habitué of Word of the Day, you haven’t seen our March words in these ways! Challenge yourself to our comprehensive quiz!
Question 1 of 15
What does "habitué" mean?
OTHER WORDS FROM randyrand·i·ness, noun
Words nearby randy
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
British Dictionary definitions for randiness
/ (ˈrændɪ) /
adjective randier or randiest
informal, mainly British
- sexually excited or aroused
- sexually eager or lustful
mainly Scot lacking any sense of propriety or restraint; reckless
noun plural randies
- a rude or reckless person
- a coarse rowdy woman
Derived forms of randyrandily, adverbrandiness, noun
Word Origin for randy
C17: probably from obsolete rand to rant
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012