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Definition of randy

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 chiefly Scotland : having a coarse manner


plural randies

Definition of randy (Entry 2 of 2)

chiefly Scotland
: a scolding or dissolute woman

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randiness noun

Examples of randy in a Sentence

Adjective She was feeling a little randy.
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Along with the usual day drinking and poolside lounging, there are group challenges designed to encourage personal growth and/or torment the randy singles, such as a session in Shibari, Japanese rope bondage. Los Angeles Times, "This Netflix reality contestant spent $20,000 for sex. She has no regrets," 30 Apr. 2020 Or if Journey is too rocking, Sting is too snooty, Rod Stewart is too randy, the Eagles are too druggy, Smokey Robinson is too soulful, or Garth Brooks is too country. John Adamian, courant.com, "Rock legends Bryan Adams and Billy Idol bring tour to Mohegan Sun," 26 July 2019 First up: Judy Greer as Casey, the randy coworker and confidant of Katherine Heigl's Jane in 27 Dresses. Judy Greer, Marie Claire, "Rom-Com BFFs Get the Spotlight: Casey from 27 Dresses," 12 Feb. 2019 Expect to fall in love with this novel's triumvirate of wonder boys: a professor entrapped by his interminable second novel, his randy editor, and a student obsessed with Hollywood self-destruction. Adrienne Westenfeld, Town & Country, "The Ultimate Preppy College Reading List," 3 Oct. 2014 Harding was the bland—but randy—Ohio Senator who became the surprise compromise candidate of a deadlocked Republican convention in the summer of 1920. Elaine Weiss, WSJ, "Presidential Hush Money, Circa 1920," 31 May 2018 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. CBS News, "Were the murders of California teens the work of a serial killer?," 9 June 2018 This colorful bohemian family has a habit of picking up fellow travelers, including a randy professor (played by Wallace Shawn) and a pansexual guru (David La Haye). Noel Murray, latimes.com, "Messy comedy-drama 'Another Kind of Wedding' mixes irritating and charming moments," 10 May 2018 Hot nights soundtracked by the rattle of randy frogs. Randall Roberts, latimes.com, "California Sounds: Five must-hear spring releases from L.A.-area artists," 21 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of randy


1665, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1762, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for randy


probably from obsolete rand to rant

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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 23 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of randy

chiefly British, informal : sexually excited

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