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1informal Sexually aroused or excited.
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.’
- ‘And Randy had this habit of just being completely randy.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘He is so beautiful and makes me so randy, and he has such great power when it comes to making me absolutely horny.’
2Scottish archaic (of a person) having a rude, aggressive manner.
Mid 17th century: perhaps from obsolete rand rant, rave from obsolete Dutch randen to rant.
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