randy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj randy feeling great sexual desire "feeling horny"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The world record for time without sleep is 264 hours (11 days) by Randy Gardner in 1965
    • Randy Disorderly; boisterous; obstreperous; riotous; also, noisily wanton.
    • n Randy A sturdy beggar or vagrant; one who exacts alms by threatenings and abusive language. Also called randy-beggar.
    • n Randy A romping girl; a noisy hoyden; a scold; a violent and vulgar quarrelsome woman.
    • n Randy A spree: as, to be on the randy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Randy ran′di a virago:
    • n Randy ran′di (Scot.) a romping girl: a violent beggar.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Rand, rant.

Usage

In literature:

There is no better fun than a "randy" over the snow on a light komatik.
"Labrador Days" by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
If Maria Bronson's suppers had gained a reputation among us, so had Randy's stories.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls" by Various
Auld Randie Donaldson was good at fifty different things, and he died in the poorhouse!
"The House with the Green Shutters" by George Douglas Brown
During the last few weeks there had not been milk enough even for Randi's and Lisbeth's coffee.
"Lisbeth Longfrock" by Hans Aanrud
Randy ran upstairs, to appear presently on the lower landing of the fire-escape.
"The Rover Boys at Big Horn Ranch" by Edward Stratemeyer
Andy and Randy, as they were always called, were exceedingly active lads, in that particular being a second edition of their father, Tom.
"The Rover Boys in the Land of Luck" by Edward Stratemeyer
Randy and Manuel were already arguing about how much fissionable a freighter like that could carry.
"Jack of No Trades" by Charles Cottrell
It'd killed a whole house full o' Randy Widgeons or that Second Lieutenant.
"Si Klegg, Book 5 (of 6) The Deacon's Adventures At Chattanooga In Caring For The Boys" by John McElroy
Then Randy, who had pulled off one boot, flung it across the kitchen floor.
"To Alaska for Gold" by Edward Stratemeyer
To the hill, lads, and we will burn the randy oot, even as I said.
"The Men of the Moss-Hags" by S. R. Crockett
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In poetry:

"Hei!" said then Rasmus,
Fair Randi embracing:
"Be quick now in placing
The kiss that you know!"
"Marit's Song" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
"Nay!" answered Randi.
A slapping she gave him,
And from her she drave him:
"Here take what I owe!"
"Marit's Song" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
"That randy quean, Job's graceless wife,
Wha bade him curse his God and dee—
Auld Scotlan' wad hae cuff'd her lugs
Had she been here advice to gie.
"Grannie's Crack Aboot The Famine In Auld Scotlan' In 1739-40" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

Randy Sweet, with Mormonism Research Ministry, hands out religious publications outside of the Brigham City Utah Temple in Brigham City on Friday, Sept 14, 2012.
Jeff Swindell made it a perfect weekend in Randy Washburn's No.
Washington state schools chief Randy Dorn dropped a bit of a budget bombshell Thursday, saying that costs to adequately fund the state's K-12 public schools will be around $4.1 billion more than is spent today.
Washington state schools chief Randy Dorn dropped a bit of a budget bombshell today, saying that costs to adequately fund the state's K-12 public schools will be around $4.1 billion more than is spent today.
Schools' chief Randy Dorn hopes to finish campaign with big primary win.
(By Randi Lynn Beach For The Washington Post).
Randy Billings, Sun Media Wire.
Randy Travis performs at An Evening With Randy Travis at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.
Talking about reimbursement early and often is critical to the success of a new product, said Randi Tillman, senior director, pricing and reimbursement strategies at Elan .
Village People's Randy Jones Starts a New Club Night.
The woman who had babies with both Jermaine and Randy Jackson is refusing to leave the Jackson family compound in Encino , California, and is thereby delaying much needed renovations to the property, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images Randy Cunneyworth is the Montreal Canadiens' first English-only speaking coach since Al MacNeil in 1970-71.
Video of Randy Moss' 3 TD catches from Thanksgiving 1998.
Sand sculptor Randy Hofman has been making Ocean City a little more beautiful for over 30 years.
Famous Richmond heavy metal singer Randy Blythe locked up in a famously heavy place.
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In science:

Freedman, Monica L.; Martin, Randi C.; “Dissociable components of short-term memory and their relation to long-term learning.” Cognitive Neuropsychology, Vol 18(3), 2001. pp.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
It is a pleasure to thank Jim Lyke, Hien Tran, Heather Hershley, Gary Punawai, Al Conrad, Randy Campbell, Jason McIlroy, and the Keck Observatory staff for assistance with the observations.
Discovery of a Highly Unequal-Mass Binary T Dwarf with Keck Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics: A Coevality Test of Substellar Theoretical Models and Effective Temperatures
The authors thank observing assistants Joel Aycock, Heather Hershley, Carolyn Parker, Gary Puniwai, Chuck Sorenson, Terry Stickel, and Cynthia Wilburn and support astronomers Randy Campbell, Al Conrad, Marc Kassis, Jim Lyke, and Hien Tran for their help in obtaining the observations.
Rotational Velocities of Individual Components in Very Low Mass Binaries
Christian’s work has stimulated a number of interesting discoveries and inventions. I would especially like to draw attention to Sascha Vongehr’s “quantum Randi challenge” on science20.com, see Vongehr (2011).
Simple refutation of Joy Christian's simple refutation of Bell's simple theorem
For useful feedback on early versions of this article, the author would particularly like to thank Lada Adamic, Michelle Girvan, Petter Holme, Randy LeVeque, Sidney Redner, Ricard Sol´e, Steve Strogatz, Alexei V´azquez, and an anonymous referee.
The structure and function of complex networks
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