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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Quean \Quean\, n. [Originally, a woman, AS. cwene; akin to OS.
quena, OHG. quena, Icel. kona, Goth qin?, and AS. cw['e]n,
also to Gr. ? woman, wife, Skr. gn[=a] goddess. Cf. Queen.]
1. A woman; a young or unmarried woman; a girl. [Obs. or
2. A low woman; a wench; a slut. "The dread of every scolding
From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :
QUEAN. A worthless woman a strumpet. The meaning of this word, which is now
seldom used, is said not to be well ascertained. 2 Roll. Ab. 296 Bac. Ab.
Stander, U 3.
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