This word is now a noun as well as an adjective. It refers to a person whom you meet 'randomly', or whose identity or relation to anybody else is unknown. It is often used to refer to people you meet at parties or on nights out, whose names you don't know or forget, and whom you never see again.
You can also say 'random guy', 'random girl' etc.
"Who's that guy standing in the background of this photo with a mop on his head?"
-- "I dunno, just a random who followed us in off the street, I think. He slept in the shed."
"I didn't really know anybody there so I was just chatting to randoms all night."
To define a stranger or someone of little to NO significance.
Some random approached me at the club last night...
I went on a date with some random I met the other night...
A derogatory term that no one really knows the meaning of used in shooters such as Gears of War, which originated from the overrated clan-based community Gamebattles
. Used mainly by people who believe that it is a successful substitution for a real insult, when in reality it only makes you look like a loser who takes online trash talking way too seriously.
Player1: Take the shotty to your face, RANDOM!
Player2: What? What did you just call me?
Player1: You heard me, RANDOM!
Player2: ... Go die, now.
The oft-used tool of the inexperienced comedian.
Person 1: RANDOM!!!
Person 2: What the smell?
Person 1: Sorry, I just like cheese pies.
adj. no real reasoning, objective or pattern.
however, people are using this word randomly to convey alternative things e.g. weird. See example. Note how the answer was on topic.
An example of how random is typically incorrectly used:
Joe: What are you doing tomorrow?
Bob: I'm going to go for a leisurely stroll with my dog in the scenic public park.
Joe: How random.
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
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"
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.