Definitions for quean

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Wiktionary

  1. quean(Noun)

    A woman; female person, considered without regard to qualities or position: hence generally in a slighting use.

  2. quean(Noun)

    An impudent woman; a prostitute.

  3. Origin: From quene, from cwene, from kwenōn, from gʷḗn. Cognate with kween, quene, dialectal Kan, Chan, kvinna, kona, 03350339033D0349, 03350334033D0343. More at queen.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quean(noun)

    a woman; a young or unmarried woman; a girl

  2. Quean(noun)

    a low woman; a wench; a slut

  3. Origin: [Originally, a woman, AS. cwene; akin to OS. quena, OHG. quena, Icel. kona, Goth qin, and AS. cwn, also to Gr. woman, wife, Skr. gn goddess. Cf. Queen.]

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