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
1)Unpredicatable, sudden event.

2)Irrelevant response.
1) Falling out of your seat.
2) :So, are you going to homework club after school today?
:Yeah, I like that part too.
Random
by Jshizzle2 March 19, 2007
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
has been used in attempts to describe to laypeople why they never win the lottery.
The lottery administrator made a deal with one of his relatives whom he chose at raondom so they can split the 10 mil. winning purse. Also see probability.
by Ted Lewis December 28, 2003
a randy random mostly used in Gears of War 2 to describe a Random kid that sucks ass and jacks kills
Gears of War 2 Player: "Wow that Random just stole my kill"
by BlakeFoShoYo May 20, 2009
(noun). An unfamiliar person met while out with friends.
Alice: Hey, who's Eve talking to?
Bob: Just some Random.
by M.Rexy.678024 April 20, 2009
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
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