Something unexpected and irrelevant, but often amusing. A very over-used word now, please people, use it when something really is random. See example below for a true example of random.
Holly: Sorry to hear your hamster died Bob...
Bob: Window cleaners for British rail should watch out for flying man-eating deckchairs today, swimming in from the south along with the flea-ridden coathangers. The calf needs the blinds shut due to his purple parrot problem, and the pet washing line needs a slap round the face for dropping the flying monkey on the "queen of the night" tulips. The muffin man is responsible for the sudden outburst of rain yesterday as he forgot to pay the rent on his blue strawberries. I'm sorry, did you say you wanted a biscuit?
Holly: Random! Custard cream please.
by Madi April 18, 2004
n. stranger

used by people who have forgotten that an appropriate word already exists, and thereby use "random" as a ridiculous surrogate term.
I asked a couple randoms if they had a lighter.
by oemane July 23, 2008
An adjective used to describe a person who is not otherwise part of the action being described, often participating haphazardly.
Joe: After the Mongo Boys sprayed me with paint balls, a guy came up to me and poured a bucket of water on my head.

Mel: Was he part of the Mongo Boys group that attacked you?

Joe: No, he was just some random guy in the crowd.
by The Knowing Educator February 27, 2008
Prior to the apparent adoption of the word by chavs, a "random" was a slang term used to refer to a person who was clearly and obviously out of place in a particular milieu and whose presence was therefore questioned. Usually a neutral to negative connotation.
A: Who was that guy in the glasses and tweed jacket who showed up at our sorority meeting?
B: Clearly some random.

Some random dressed in a clown suit just ran across the quad mooning people.
by Theodora April 16, 2007
used often in places where it really does'nt belong.
( eks. of that: you are so Random!)
supposed to be used in sentenses like these; (see below)

person 1: hey, pick a song. Does'nt matter what song..Just some random one!
person 2: ok, I pick (song title)!

#or...

1: how did you know the answer?!
2: took a guess..
1: so, that you answerd right was just random eh?
2: yep...
by [boose] January 06, 2006
N. A special technique in Counterstrike where you shoot through the wall while not being able to see your enemy, but you shoot for no reason anyway which resultsin killing him.
n00b: You f*cking h4x0r, how the f*ck did you kill me? how did you know I was there?

rand00m: random.
by jin February 14, 2004
A word that describes something as off beat, or odd in the time in which it occurs or is seen. Since Mid 2003, the popularity of the word 'Random' has sky rocketed due to unknown reasons. Scientists and scholars alike have many theorys, but they attribute the rise in the use of the word to the Sub culture of Pop Punk.
Good charlotte fan: 'OMG!!! I sat on a snail today! It was green!'
Cheerleader friend: 'OMG!!! Youre so random!!!'
by Bitchin' Kitchen January 02, 2004
An adjective used to describe someone who is hyper, drunk, or just crapped their pants.
As Dave Ming Chang guzzled down a bottle of ketchup, Gina Morrison thought 'Okayyy, that was RANDOM'
by ChocolateFantasyUnicorn December 04, 2010

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