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

quean Synonyms

Synonyms
bimbo [slang], chippie (also chippy), doxy (also doxie), fancy woman, hoochie [slang], hussy, Jezebel, minx, floozy, slut, tramp, trollop, wench, whore
Related Words
siren, temptress, vamp; grisette, harlot, prostitute, trull


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