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randy

Syllabification: rand·y
Pronunciation: /ˈrandē
 
/

Definition of randy in English:

adjective (randier, randiest)

1 informal Sexually aroused or excited.
Example sentences
  • On March 6 and 8 he portrays the randy Latin sailor in Jerome Robbins's Fancy Free.
  • But what really staggered me was the ability of these young actors to play with total conviction rapacious thugs and randy whores.
  • Edgware Road was the site of a large barracks; Waterloo Road the home of the Union Jack Club, a hotel for hundreds of randy young sailors on leave.
2Scottish archaic (Of a person) having a rude, aggressive manner.

Origin

mid 17th century: perhaps from obsolete rand 'rant, rave', from obsolete Dutch randen 'to rant'.

Derivatives

randily

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • After her father's death, Hunt's sister Gina is delighted to discover she no longer has to play the good daughter and randily sets her sights on one of the men.

randiness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • One can see where his son's apparently limitless randiness emanates from.
  • I can report, however, that in the few days I've worn my new blue band, I've noticed a decided increase in randiness!
  • The two have an unforced chemistry together and capture that one-of-a-kind experience of falling in love: the giddiness, the silliness, the randiness, the fear, and the amazement.

Words that rhyme with randy

Andy, bandy, brandy, candy, dandy, Gandhi, glissandi, handy, jim-dandy, Kandy, Mandy, modus operandi, Nandi, Río Grande, sandhi, sandy, sforzandi, shandy

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