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randy (RAN-dee) adjective

Lustful; lewd; lecherous.

Scots: rude; coarse.

[Probably from obsolete Scots rand (to rant).]

"Mike Myers, it turns out, is not at all the randy man-about-town he has often played in films and television but a happily married guy whose wife, Robin Ruzan, plays the role of off-screen critic and mentor."
Mary K. Feeney; All About Comedy Cover to Cover; The Hartford Courant (Connecticut); May 26, 1999.

"What's in a name?" Shakespeare once wrote, "That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." Tell that to the new parents who scour countless baby-names books, scan the naming lists on the Internet, and urge their friends and families to suggest just the right name for their brand new child. While many of these names (Sandy, Penny, ...) have obvious meanings there are other common names that have not-so-well-known connotations. This week we'll look at some of these. Here's a story of a Randy who became Dave.


All art, all education, can be merely a supplement to nature. -Aristotle (384-322 BCE)

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