Definitions for quean

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. an impudent woman; hussy.

  2. Ref: prostitute.

  3. Scot. a girl or young woman.

    Category: British

Origin of quean:

bef. 1000; ME quene, OE cwene, c. MD quene, kone, OHG quena, ON kona, Go qino < Gmc *kwenōn-, < c. OIr ben, Gk gynḗ, Skt jáni < IE *gwen-Ha; akin to queen


  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


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