randiness









randiness


adjective, rand·i·er, rand·i·est.

  1. sexually aroused; lustful; lecherous.
  2. Chiefly Scot. rude and aggressive.

noun, plural rand·ies.

  1. Chiefly Scot. a rude or coarse beggar.

adjective randier or randiest

  1. informal, mainly British
    1. sexually excited or aroused
    2. sexually eager or lustful
  2. mainly Scot lacking any sense of propriety or restraint; reckless

noun plural randies

  1. mainly Scot
    1. a rude or reckless person
    2. a coarse rowdy woman
adj.

1690s, Scottish, “aggressive, boisterous,” probably from rand “to rave,” an obsolete variant of rant (v.). In the original sense especially of beggars, “and probably implying vagrant habits as well as rude behavior” [OED]. Sense of “lewd, lustful” first recorded 1847. Related: Randiness.

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