One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1informal Sexually aroused or excited.‘as nervous as a randy adolescent on a hot date’‘he was making her more and more randy’
aroused, sexually excited, amorous, lustful, passionateView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘But what really staggered me was the ability of these young actors to play with total conviction rapacious thugs and randy whores.’
- ‘And Randy had this habit of just being completely randy.’
- ‘He is so beautiful and makes me so randy, and he has such great power when it comes to making me absolutely horny.’
- ‘On March 6 and 8 he portrays the randy Latin sailor in Jerome Robbins's Fancy Free.’
2Scottish archaic Having a rude, aggressive manner.
Mid 17th century: perhaps from obsolete rand ‘rant, rave’, from obsolete Dutch randen ‘to rant’.
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