I. adjective Etymology: probably from obsolete rand to rant Date: 1698 1. chiefly Scottish having a coarse manner 2. lustful, lecherousrandiness noun II. noun (plural randies) Date: 1762 chiefly Scottish a scolding or dissolute woman

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