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clipping noun
A “random” person or stranger.
 
“Rando” connotes either strange people just standing around or strangers among a group of friends (e.g. “Who was that rando in the elevator just now?”).
Etymology : “Rando” is a clipping of “random” that is usually used to refer to people whom no one knows and who may be suspect. This may be a reflection of the pejoration of the word “random” from its original, or denotational meaning of “by chance” to a new connotational meaning of “ordinary” or “unknown, foreign” as shown by phrases like “this random guy” in which the tone is often derogatory.
Source : “You don’t want to give it to some rando;” paraphrased from The Tonight Show, Oct. 2016
Last modified: 3 December 2016


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