quean

noun
\ ˈkwēn How to pronounce quean (audio) , ˈkwān How to pronounce quean (audio) \

Definition of quean

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

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Synonyms for quean

Synonyms

chippie (also chippy), doxy (also doxie), fancy woman, floozy (or floozie), hoochie [slang], hussy, Jezebel, minx, tramp, trollop, wench

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Examples of quean in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of quean

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for quean

Middle English quene, from Old English cwene; akin to Old English cwēn woman, queen

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