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Randy

[ran-dee]
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noun
  1. a male given name, form of Randall or Randolph.
  2. a female given name.
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Historical Examples

  • So I say, said Jotham, and even Randys parents were surprised at her beauty.

    Randy's Summer

    Amy Brooks

  • You tell him to stay here, whispered Mr. Tyson in Randys ear, and left the two boys to themselves.

  • The little crafts, aided by a gentle push, floated out into a placid little pool just under Randys feet.

    Randy's Summer

    Amy Brooks

  • The glass was a poor one, and Randys reflection appeared to be making a most unpleasant grimace at the real girl standing there.

    Randy's Summer

    Amy Brooks

  • When, at last, they had reached Randys home, both Prue and Randy had become quite well acquainted with their new friend.

    Randy's Summer

    Amy Brooks


British Dictionary definitions for randys

randy

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

Word Origin

C17: probably from obsolete rand to rant
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Word Origin and History for randys

randy

adj.

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.

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