Definitions for: Quean

Webster (1913) Definition: 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
Scot.] --Chaucer.

2. A low woman; a wench; a slut. ``The dread of every
scolding quean.'' --Gay.

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