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
(adj) going no specific place, no purpose, also, like mentioned before, something totally unexpected and usually has nothing or little to do with the subject at hand.
In the case of Jay vs Dante Hicks, we find in favor of ((...Korean animators...)) BIG AMERICAN PARTY! Everybody disco dancing! Lots of fun, good time for all! I'm having very good time! Robot dancing!
- Clerks, the animated series
by Randy McRand Rand June 28, 2003
1. adj. Something that is unpredictable.

2. A word used by characters on the TV show ReBoot, meaning "crazy".

3. A video uploaded on YouTube for pure shock value that is crass, perverted, annoying, and just plain stupid.
1. The lottery drawing used a random number generator

2. Bob and Dot have both gone totally random!

3. youtube video code Ba7h-gEYlfw
by gfjksdghbvjksdfvhioehuj January 17, 2010
To be random is to say weird things when nobody expects it,or, maybe say something unexpected.
Person #1: Isn't that dude over there SO cute?
Person #2: Totally! He looks great in that red shirt!
Me: CABBAGES!
Person #1: Well that was random.
by highschoolmusicalrox24 March 01, 2009
1. (The common descriptive definition) This word is sadly overused, but in the correct situation as in the example below, this is the only suitable word and it accurately and sometimes hilariously describes the situation. . . . Perhaps saying something is a non sequitur can be used in place of random in some instances.

**Anyone who would prefer only to hear and use this word only in the context particle physics needs to 1. get a life, 2. get over it, and 3. realize that this is "urban dictionary" and that the prescriptive definition should be looked for in a dictionary not here.
Teacher in front of the entire school: Good morning. How is everybody today? Good? Good! Today we are here to talk about life insurance, so let me introduce our guest Mr. Bob Fowler.

Bob: Thank you, life insurance is . . .

Student to his friend: So anyways, I was just thinking . . . wouldn't it be weird if people were made of plastic?

Student 2: Dude! Your so random . . . maybe . . . I guess . . . ? What's for lunch today?
by Elated Discord February 11, 2008
a person you do not know and have never known who still talks to you
Random:hey do u kno where the train station is im running late and have to be at the city by 5 o clock

John:nope

Random:k thankyou anyway

Craig:dude who was that?

John:just sum random
by Z Random November 29, 2007
the awsomeness and hilarity of being or saying somthing completely off the current subject
Person 1: Yeah, Pittsburg sucked this season
Person 2: I like to dance in front of the Suncom store
Person 1: Wow, that was random
by Senor Whoopass December 26, 2006
When something is completely expected and not at all inexplicable. I can only assume the masses are being ironic when they use this word for this definition. Causes confusion among the older generations.
Dave: "Hey Steve, you see that air vent on the wall?"
Steve: "I do, Dave."
Dave: "It's placement is totally random."
Steve: "Woah! So it is."
by ShaunDaily January 16, 2006

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