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randy

[ ran-dee ]
/ 藞r忙n di /
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adjective, rand路i路er, rand路i路est.
sexually aroused; lustful; lecherous.
Chiefly Scot. rude and aggressive.
noun, plural rand路ies.
Chiefly Scot. a rude or coarse beggar.
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Origin of randy

1690鈥1700; rand (obsolete variant of rant) + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM randy

rand路i路ness, noun

Other definitions for randy (2 of 2)

Randy
[ ran-dee ]
/ 藞r忙n di /

noun
a male given name, form of Randall or Randolph.
a female given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for randy

randy
/ (藞r忙nd瑟) /

adjective randier or randiest
informal, mainly British
  1. sexually excited or aroused
  2. sexually eager or lustful
mainly Scot lacking any sense of propriety or restraint; reckless
noun plural randies
mainly Scot
  1. a rude or reckless person
  2. a coarse rowdy woman

Derived forms of randy

randily, adverbrandiness, noun

Word Origin for randy

C17: probably from obsolete rand to rant
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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