quean

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noun \ˈkwēn, ˈkwān\

Definition of quean

  1. 1 :  a disreputable woman; specifically :  prostitute

  2. 2 chiefly Scotland :  woman; especially :  one that is young or unmarried

Examples of quean in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology 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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