1 of 2


chiefly Scotland : having a coarse manner
randiness noun


2 of 2


plural randies
chiefly Scotland
: a scolding or dissolute woman

Examples of randy in a Sentence

Adjective She was feeling a little randy.
Recent Examples on the Web
At the time of Claire Hough's murder, Kevin Brown was a bachelor in his 30s and had a randy reputation at the crime lab. Richard Schlesinger, CBS News, 6 July 2024 Stories of randy Munchkinland behavior, like the anecdotes Garland told frequently in her later years, were more publicity than reality. Jeff Labrecque, EW.com, 17 June 2024 The title also has a double meaning, referencing the very complicated, emotionally difficult, and extremely randy tennis prodigies-turned-pros Tashi Duncan (Zendaya), Art Donaldson (Mike Faist), and Patrick Zweig (Josh O’Connor). Alex Abad-Santos, Vox, 2 May 2024 Then, as Warhol did with cute images of a pink cow, his effete alter ego mocking Picasso’s identification with a randy bull, Ruscha used the sweet sheets to wallpaper a gallery’s interior, floor to ceiling. Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, 20 Sep. 2023 The novel, too, contains some real characters, including two older couples with some randy inclinations. Stephanie Merry, Washington Post, 28 Aug. 2023 Ariel is feeling equally randy. Kristen Baldwin, EW.com, 21 Mar. 2023 Set among Singapore’s wealthy elite and their household servants in 1969, this plodding tale about a randy doctor involved with an unhappily married socialite and her two housemaids is impeccably decorated and handsomely photographed but fails to produce much tension or intrigue. Richard Kuipers, Variety, 5 Dec. 2021 Hits by Madonna, Beyoncé, U2, Elton John, Rihanna, Queen and Sia arrive at plot-perfect moments during this randy bohemian rhapsody. oregonlive, 2 Jan. 2023

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Word History



probably from obsolete rand to rant

First Known Use


1665, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1762, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of randy was in 1665

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“Randy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/randy. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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