quean

noun \ ˈkwēn , ˈkwān \

Definition of quean

1 : a disreputable woman; specifically : prostitute
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


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