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
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
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)!


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

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