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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.
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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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24 Sep 2021

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“Randy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/randy. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of randy

: sexually excited


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