Quean (?), n. [Originally, a woman, AS. cwene; akin to OS. quena, OHG. quena, Icel. kona, Goth qin, and AS. cw'en, also to Gr. woman, wife, Skr. gna goddess. Cf. Queen.]
A woman; a young or unmarried woman; a girl.
[Obs. or Scot.]
A low woman; a wench; a slut.
"The dread of every scolding quean
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