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quean

 (kwēn)
n.
1. A woman regarded as being disreputable, especially a prostitute.
2. Scots A young woman.

[Middle English quene, from Old English cwene, woman; see gwen- in Indo-European roots.]

quean

(kwiːn)
n
1. archaic
a. a boisterous, impudent, or disreputable woman
b. a prostitute; whore
2. Scot a young unmarried woman or girl
[Old English cwene; related to Old Saxon, Old High German quena, Gothic qino, Old Norse kona, Greek gunē woman. Compare queen]

quean


(kwēn),
n.
1. an impudent woman; hussy.
3. Scot. a girl or young woman.
[before 1000; Middle English quene, Old English cwene, c. Middle Dutch quene, kone, Old High German quena, Old Norse kona, Gothic qino < Germanic *kwenōn-, < c. Old Irish ben, Greek gynḗ, Skt jáni < Indo-European *gwen-Ha; akin to queen]
References in classic literature ?
It's yon flaysome, graceless quean, that's witched our lad, wi' her bold een and her forrard ways - till - Nay
But since your reverend wisdom hath discovered this Jewish quean to be a sorceress, perchance it may account fully for his enamoured folly.
Good Luck, she is never a lady, But the cursedest quean alive, Tricksy, wincing, and jady - Kittle to lead or drive.
Huang Wei Sen, Li Fei Yun, Cheng Rong Quan, Huang Yong Cheng, Huang Wei Bin, Chen Quean Qing, and Chen Han Xiang.
Hirsch, "Three Wax Images, Two Italian Gentlemen, and One English Queen" (155-68); Juditch Bonzol, '"In good reporte and honest estimacion amongst her neighbours': Cunning Women in the Star Chamber and on the Stage in Early Modern England" (169-84); Jessica Dell, "'A witch, a quean, an old cozening quean
Having sex with quean woman is something like that a live person intercourses with a dead body and what is resulted is that the man has got her body's coldness while lacking the warmth and heat.
James has favourites and behaves like a quean in heat.
The ceremony was held at the Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT), with her Majesty Quean Rania Al Abdullah and Her Royal Highness Princess Sumaya Bint El-Hasan in attendance.
and nouns like boy, girl, kid, lad(die), lass(ie), man, quean and woman, and which may be separated by a comma (thus functioning independently) or may occur together as one syntactic unit in the same vocative form.
69 When the Qa'im comes, there will be great disagreement about the Quean (70) and he will know all of the Qur'anic sciences, including tafsir, ta'wil, ma'ani, and nasikh wa-mansukh.
Brian Jacques' THE SABLE QUEAN (9780399251641, $23.