queen

[ kween ]
/ kwin /

noun

verb (used without object)

Origin of queen

before 900; Middle English quene, quen, Old English cwēn woman, queen; cognate with Old Saxon quān, Old Norse kvān, Gothic qēns < Germanic *kwēni-; akin to Old Irish ben, Greek gynḗ woman, Russian zhená, Sanskrit jani wife
Related formsqueen·less, adjectivequeen·like, adjectiveun·der·queen, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for queen it (1 of 2)

queen

/ (kwiːn) /

noun

verb

Word Origin for queen

Old English cwēn; related to Old Saxon quān wife, Old Norse kvæn, Gothic qēns wife

British Dictionary definitions for queen it (2 of 2)

Queen

/ (kwiːn) /

noun

Ellery (ˈɛlərɪ). pseudonym of Frederic Dannay (1905–82) and Manfred B. Lee (1905–71), US co-authors of detective novels featuring a sleuth also called Ellery Queen
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Word Origin and History for queen it

queen


n.
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Idioms and Phrases with queen it

queen it


Act like a queen, domineer, as in She queened it over the family, treating her siblings like servants. This female counterpart of lord it over was used by Shakespeare in The Winter's Tale (4:4). [c. 1600]

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