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What Does Randy Mean?


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[adjective] The word randy can mean several different things depending on the context and who used the word:

  • The act of being sexually aroused; or
  • Showing sexual attraction or arousal.

Alternatively, someone from Scotland using the term 'randy' usually refers to a person who has no tact, who speaks recklessly, or who comes across as coarse and rude.

Several different sources, including the Merriam-Webster dictionary, state the word randy came from an Old English word "rand" which used to mean "rant". Others state the word derived from the Dutch, "randen" or "ranten". The first known use of randy was in the late 1690s, with its use referring to a lewd state of mind in the mid 1840s.

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Also Known As: horny, hot and bothered, lecherous, lewd, libidinous, passionate, lustful, wanton

"Hey Sue, there's a randy-looking guy waiting for you in the lobby."

"For whatever reason, my girlfriend was really randy tonight!"

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