rando

noun

ran·​do ˈran-(ˌ)dō How to pronounce rando (audio)
plural randos
slang, often disparaging
: a random person : a person who is not known or recognizable or whose appearance (as in a conversation or narrative) seems unprompted or unwelcome
My neighbor thought sure she saw John Bradley-West standing discreetly in the shadows at the 10th Avenue Art Space during Game of Thrones: the Musical, but it turned out to be some rando who looked more or less like the actor that plays Samwell Tarly.Ian Pike
rando adjective
Most Americans probably aren't all that familiar with the Democratic Socialists, outside of Bernie Sanders and some rando dude who handed them a newsletter at a protest. Heather Dockray

Word History

First Known Use

2003, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rando was in 2003

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Cite this Entry

“Rando.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rando. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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