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Definition of random



  • unexpected and surprising.
    All of the sudden this guy jumped out from behind the bushes, it was so random!
    The street cleaner never comes down our street. How random.

    Last edited on Sep 19 2013. Submitted by Leah A. from Ohio University, USA on Feb 15 1999.

  • unexpectedly great.
    The party was totally random.

    Last edited on Feb 27 2005. Submitted by Dale on Feb 27 2005.


  • any person whom the speaker doesn't know well.
    I have a random for a lab assistant.
    • See more words with the same meaning: a stranger.

    Last edited on May 06 1998. Submitted by Mountain Man from Central, AL, USA on May 06 1998.

  • a person who appears in a social context, but who no one knows. Used, for example, to refer to people that a friend has brought home from a social event, such as a party or club night.
    She brought this total random back to her room last night.
    Speaker: Who was that guy you were talking to at the bar?

    Response: No idea. It was just some random that sat down next to me.
    • See more words with the same meaning: a stranger.

    Last edited on Feb 15 1999. Submitted by Leah A. from Ohio University, USA on Feb 15 1999.

  • a person who attends some social activity (e.g. party) but doesn't know the people hosting the activity, and wasn't invited.
    The party wasn't so bad - only a few randoms showed up.
    • See more words with the same meaning: a stranger.

    Last edited on Jul 19 2007. Submitted by Anonymous on Jul 19 2007.

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