Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Desirous of sexual activity.
  • adjective Sexually aroused.
  • adjective Scots Ill-mannered.

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  • adjective Sexually aroused; full of sexual lust.
  • adjective Rude or coarse in manner, primarily Scottish in usage.
  • noun impudent beggar
  • noun boisterous, coarse, loose woman
  • noun virago
  • noun sports, aerial freestyle skiing one and a half twist acrobatic maneuver

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Possibly from obsolete rand, to rant, from obsolete Dutch randen, ranten.]

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1690, from Scottish randy ("boisterous, aggressive"), of uncertain origin. Probably from rand ("to storm, rave", v), a variant of rant, see rant; or from rand ("edge", noun), in the sense of "edgy, on edge", from Middle English rand ("edge, brink, margin, border"), from Old English rand ("edge, border, margin, rim"). Related to randan.

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