quean

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quean

noun \ˈkwēn, ˈkwān\

Definition of QUEAN

1
:  a disreputable woman; specifically :  prostitute
2
chiefly Scottish :  woman; especially :  one that is young or unmarried

Examples of QUEAN

  1. <in pirate tales there's always the raucous tavern and its cadre of buxom queans>

Origin of QUEAN

Middle English quene, from Old English cwene; akin to Old English cwēn woman, queen
First Known Use: before 12th century

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