\ ˈkwēm \

Definition of queme

1 dialectal, chiefly England : pleasant, agreeable, comfortable
2 dialectal, chiefly England : comely, attractive
3 dialectal, chiefly England : handy

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History and Etymology for queme

Middle English, from Old English gecwēme; akin to Middle Dutch bequame pleasant, fitting, Old High German biquāmi fitting, suitable, Old Norse kvæmr coming; derivative from the root of English come

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“Queme.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/queme. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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