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Definition of "quean" []

  • A woman regarded as being disreputable, especially a prostitute. (noun)
  • Scots A young woman. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "quean" in a sentence
  • "According to the Miriam Webster dictionary, quean (pronounced kwen) is from the Old English cwene meaning woman or queen."
  • "A woman with a shape and face like Lakshmibai's hadn't let it go to waste in four years 'widowhood (after being married to some prancing old quean, too), not with the stallions of her palace guard available at the crook of her little finger."
  • "And I have seen the life of Colin Ironfist well epitomized in a smaller compass than is here employed to show this quean well spanked."