Origin of quean
OTHER WORDS FROM queanqueanish, adjectivequeanlike, adjective
Words nearby quean
How to use quean in a sentence
Call the quean up; if my men want shoe-thread, Ill swinge her in a stirrup.
You come hither to steal my glasses, and then counterfeit you are going to your quean's.
A subtle quean as any in this town, your neighbour here, dame Chat.Gammer.Gammer Gurton's Needle|Mr. S. Mr. of Art
"Only the pictur' o' some randy quean," his father answered, chucking away at the inanimate chin.Bob, Son of Battle|Alfred Ollivant
She went so far as to say, that it was a shame such a drunken quean should have a Christian burial.Tales And Novels, Volume 2 (of 10)|Maria Edgeworth
British Dictionary definitions for quean
- a boisterous, impudent, or disreputable woman
- a prostitute; whore