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Definition of the noun quean

What does quean mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: queans

  1. [archaic] An impudent woman; a prostitute.

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Google previewAn 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 ...

Google previewDictionary of Contemporary Slang (2009)

by Tony Thorne

quean n ...

Google previewA Glossary and Etymological Dictionary (1834)

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

QUEAN (S.

Google previewA 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 ...

Google previewA Glossary and Etymological Dictionary of Obsolete and Uncommon Words, Antiquated Phrases and Proverbs Illustrative of Early English Literature (1834)

by William Toone

QUEAN (S.

Google previewEtymological and Pronouncing Dictionary of Difficult Words (1882)

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, ...

Google previewA Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (1885)

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 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Lesbian and Gay Histories and Cultures (2003)

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,” ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Derivations of the English Language (1872)

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 ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge. [With] Supp (1816)

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 .

Google previewA 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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Quean Meaning

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
Called misfortune.
Giving tune for a man
By a man
Called quean.

Leaving man
On his own way
Quicken him
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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