Definitions for randan
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Riotous or disorderly behaviour.
A rowdy celebration, a spree.
on the randan/on the randy = "on a spree"
Origin: From a conflation of rand and obsolete random.
the product of a second sifting of meal; the finest part of the bran
a boat propelled by three rowers with four oars, the middle rower pulling two
A randan is a boat rowed by three persons, stern and bow using a single oar each and the central person a pair of sculls. The word is of unknown origin, and can hardly be connected with a slang term for a row or spree, which is found as early as the beginning of the 18th century and is generally taken as a variation of random, haphazard. Additionally in Scotland, the term out on the randan describes a night of drinking and/or socialising. For example - "Awrite boys, gawn oot oan the randan the nite ?"
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