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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 But at least there's one part of the world where randy, attractive singles can throw caution, dignity, and common sense to the wind: Bachelor in Paradise! Ew Staff, EW.com, 16 Aug. 2021 The film performed poorly at the box office and even worse among randy male critics, who were promised a very different movie by the studio’s marketing campaign (which centered on Fox’s cleavage and… not much else). Keaton Bell, Vogue, 9 Apr. 2021 After those forty terrifying days alone, who wouldn’t be tempted to do something desperate and stupid by such a randy and charcoal-black Satan? Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, 8 Feb. 2021 In the four centuries since Cornelis’s death, only Hyman, in a 2016 essay, has addressed the randy elephant in the room. New York Times, 13 Jan. 2021 He may well be cursed with the hormones of a randy teenager. Dan Mclaughlin, National Review, 21 Oct. 2020 First of all, who knew that bunnies were actually as randy as they are known to be? Jenny Singer, Glamour, 23 Sep. 2020 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, 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, 26 July 2019

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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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19 Aug 2021

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“Randy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/randy. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of randy

: sexually excited


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