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Definition of the noun quean
What does quean mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: queans
- [archaic] An impudent woman; a prostitute.
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An Encyclopedia of Swearing (2015)
The Social History of Oaths, Profanity, Foul Language, and Ethnic Slurs in the English-speaking World by Geoffrey Hughes
(Quean is an old term for a prostitute.) The term tribade, the earliest word for a lesbian, was also first introduced by Jonson in ...
by Tony Thorne
quean n ...
Of Obsolete and Uncommon Words, Antiquated Phrases, and Proverbs Illustrative of Early English Literature, Comprising Chiefly Those Not to be Found in Our Ordinary Dictionaries; with Historical Notices of Ancient Customs and Manners by William Toone
A Glossary and Etymological Dictionary of Obsolete and Uncommon Words, Antiquated Phrases, Proverbial Expressions, Obscure Allusions, and of Works which Have Changed Their Significations (1832)
Illustrative of the Works of Our Early Dramatic and Lyric Poets by William Toone
Quean (S. cwen), a girl or woman, not originally ...
A Glossary and Etymological Dictionary of Obsolete and Uncommon Words, Antiquated Phrases and Proverbs Illustrative of Early English Literature (1834)
by William Toone
by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
Quean, a worthless woman. Queen, a sovereign. (Both kween.) "Quean," Old Eng . quean, a barren cow, quint or evifut, a harlot. " Queen," Old Eng. cw&n, a queen ; as a prefix it means a female, hence queen-bee, the female bee, cwe'n fugel, ...
by Walter William Skeat
Quean; sec Queen. Queasy. (Scand.) M. E. quaysy, queysy, causing or feeling nausea. — Norweg. kveis, sickness after a debauch ; Icel. iiSra-kvcisa, colic; Swed. dial, kvesa, soreness, blister, pimple. Cf. Swed. kvasa, to bruise ; A. S. tS- cwhan ...
by George Haggerty, Bonnie Zimmerman
companion of a king, or serving more generally as a term of endearment or honor for any woman, whereas quean acquired a lower usage, typically referring to a woman of low morals, an “impudent, or ill-behaved woman; a jade, hussy,” ...
In which Each Word is Traced to Its Primary Root. Forming a Text Book of Etymology. With Definitions and the Pronunciation of Each Word
QUEAN. gallinaceous bird of the genua Co- are hewn square, from L. quodratus, turnix. but perhaps from Celt, ceraig, rook.] Quaint, (k want) a. [O. F. cointe, ami- A place where stones are cut from able, agreeable, from L. comptus, the earth for ...
by Encyclopaedia Perthensis
QUEAN. n.s. [ewean, Saxon, a barren cow ; '□'rewen, in the laws of Canute, a strumpet.] A worthless woman,. generally a strumpet.— As fit 11 a scolding quean to a wrangling knave. Shak. — anciently called Cercina to it by a bridge. They are .
A Dictionary of the English Language; in which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals; and Illustrated in Their Different Significations ... Together with a History of the Language, and an English Grammar. By Samuel Johnson ... Whith Numerous Corrections, and with the Addition of Several Thousand Words ... by the Rev. H.J. Todd ... In Four Volumes. Vol. 1. [-4.] (1818)
QUEAN.h n. s. scyean, Sax. a barren cow; hopcpen, in the laws of Canute, a strumpet ...
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Video shows what quean means. A woman, now especially an impudent or disreputable woman; a prostitute.. A young woman, a girl; a daughter.. Quean ...
Quotes about quean
Judging a man
By a man
Giving tune for a man
By a man
On his own way
again and again.
Man is unique
Not a play of gimmick. (Gajanan Mishra)
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Scrabble value of Q10U1E1A1N1
The value of this 5-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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