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Meaning of "quean" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD QUEAN

Old English cwene; related to Old Saxon, Old High German quena, Gothic qino, Old Norse kona, Greek gunē woman. Compare queen.
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PRONUNCIATION OF QUEAN

quean  [kwiːn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF QUEAN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Quean is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES QUEAN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

quean

Prostitution

Prostitution is the business or practice of engaging in sexual relations in exchange for payment or some other benefit. Prostitution is sometimes described as commercial sex. A person who works in this field is called a prostitute, and is a kind of sex worker. Prostitution is one of the branches of the sex industry. The legal status of prostitution varies from country to country, from being permissible but unregulated, to an enforced or unenforced crime or to a regulated profession. Prostitution is sometimes also referred to as "the world's oldest profession". Estimates place the annual revenue generated by prostitution worldwide to be over $100 billion. Prostitution occurs in a variety of forms. Brothels are establishments specifically dedicated to prostitution. In escort prostitution, the act may take place at the client's residence or hotel room, or at the escort's residence or a hotel room rented for the occasion by the escort. Another form is street prostitution. Although the majority of prostitutes are female with male clients, there are also gay male prostitutes, lesbian prostitutes, and heterosexual male prostitutes.

Definition of quean in the English dictionary

The first definition of quean in the dictionary is a boisterous, impudent, or disreputable woman. Other definition of quean is a prostitute; whore. Quean is also a young unmarried woman or girl.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH QUEAN


atween
əˈtwiːn
between
bɪˈtwiːn
chloroquine
ˈklɔːrəʊˌkwiːn
cotquean
ˈkɒtˌkwiːn
McQueen
məˈkwiːn
mefloquine
ˈmɛfləʊˌkwiːn
misween
ˌmɪsˈwiːn
overween
ˌəʊvəˈwiːn
primaquine
ˈpraɪməˌkwiːn
queen
kwiːn
Salween
ˈsælwiːn
totaquine
ˈtəʊtəˌkwiːn
unqueen
ʌnˈkwiːn
wean
wiːn
ween
wiːn
wheen
wiːn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE QUEAN

queach
queachy
queasier
queasiest
queasily
queasiness
queasy
Quebec
Quebecer
Quebecker
quebracho
Quechua
Quechuan
queen
Queen Anne´s Bounty
Queen Anne´s lace
Queen Anne´s War
queen bee
Queen Charlotte Islands
queen consort

WORDS THAT END LIKE QUEAN

bean
Boolean
Caribbean
cetacean
Chilean
clean
dean
European
Indian Ocean
jean
jelly bean
Korean
lean
mean
Mediterranean
Niuean
ocean
sean
South Korean
the Caribbean

Synonyms and antonyms of quean in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «quean» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF QUEAN

Find out the translation of quean to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of quean from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «quean» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

quean
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

quean
570 millions of speakers

English

quean
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पतुरिया
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

quean
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

quean
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

quean
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বেহায়া মেয়ে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

quean
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Quean
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

quean
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

quean
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

quean
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nggoleki
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vô liêm si
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சிறுக்கி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रईस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

oynak kız
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ragazza sfacciata
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

quean
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

quean
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

quean
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παλιογυναίκα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

quean
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

quean
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

quean
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of quean

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «QUEAN»

The term «quean» is regularly used and occupies the 68.473 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of quean
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «quean».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «QUEAN» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «quean» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «quean» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about quean

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QUEAN»

Discover the use of quean in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to quean and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Sable Quean
Buckler the hare, Blademaster of the Long Patrol, must save the youngsters of Redwall Abbey-kidnapped by the vile Vilaya the Sable Quean-and stop the villain's conquest of Mossflower Wood.
Brian Jacques, 2010
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Queer London: Perils and Pleasures in the Sexual Metropolis, ...
It was his makeup that most obviously distinguished the quean from “normal” men—that rendered his difference most visible. Common phrases like “painted boys” or “men of the powder and paint calibre” suggest the importance invested in the ...
Matt Houlbrook, 2006
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Why Horace?: A Collection of Interpretations
A. QUEAN,. A. QKEA1. QUEENJ. CLE0PA1RA. and. ins. panics. oF. wsmmewAWN. The Battle of Actium in September, 31 B.C. was a turning point in Roman history: it brought defeat to the efforts of Antony to use the forces of the East and win ...
William Scovil Anderson, 1999
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Lament for a Maker
But syne it came with a bit shock to the schoolmistress that Christine hadn't seen her after all; the quean was holding up the brae slantwise away now, climbing fast with the long loon's limbs of her and with nothing against the blast but some ...
Michael Innes, 2001
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A Gaelic Dictionary: In Two Parts I. Guelic and English. - ...
Gloich, s. m. and f. A stupid person ; a quean ; an idiot. Gloichd, s.m. and/. A stupid quean ; an idiot; a slattern ; a fool. Tha thu ad shean ghloichd le h-aois, age has made an old fool of you. — Turn. Gloichdealachd, *. f. (gloichd- amhuileachd.) ...
Robert Archibald Armstrong, 1825
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Collins master street atlas London
Rd. SW18 104 DA85 Lthd. Quean's Gate SW7 90 DC76 Queansborough Ms. W2 76 DC73 Quilter St. SE18 95 ET78 Putney Common SW15 89 CW83 Upper Fairfield Rd. Quean's Gate Gdns. SW7 90 DC76 Porchester Ter. Speranza St.
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Merchant Vessels of the United States...: (including Yachts).
... Sea Quarter, Ninter Quattroclochl, Peter Quednau, Cecil Quednau, The George Quean, Abaco Queen, African Queen, Alaska Quean, American Queen, Aqua Queen, Bahama Queen, Beach Quean, Blmlnl Quean, Bora Queen, Bronx Queen , ...
United States. Coast Guard, United States. Bureau of Customs, United States. Dept. of Commerce. Bureau of Navigation, 1958
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A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare
Can we imagine that a nurse would take so great a liberty with her master as to call him a cot-quean, and order him to bed? Besides, what business has the Nurse to reply to a speech addressed to her mistress? Lady Capulet afterwards calls ...
William Shakespeare, Horace Howard Furness, 1871
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Gough Whitlam: A Moment in History : the Biography
Most scandalous was his reference to the short, slight, big-eared, high-pitched Minister for Primary Industry, William McMahon, as a 'quean'.100 After checking the correct spelling with Hansard he returned to the House to apologise but the ...
Jenny Hocking, 2008
10
1981-1985 supplement to Crime fiction, 1749-1980
M. Tripp Quean Bee. E. Lee •Quees in Dan9er. S. Rsttray •Quean of Blackmailera . M. O. Rolfe Quean of Spades. J. C. Griffitha Quean of Spades. M. M. Handeraon •Quean of the Black Hand. M. C. Davidson Quean of the Ni9ht Clubs.
Allen J. Hubin, 1988

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QUEAN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term quean is used in the context of the following news items.
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University offers for magnificent seven
... university offers include Becky Leng, who is aiming to read mathematics at UCL, James Quean, who has an offer to study economics at East Anglia University, ... «Doncaster Today, Mar 15»
2
UNI's Cabell has grown on and off the mat
Iowa State University's Quean Smith and UNI's Blaize Cabell roll to the ground in the 285-pound match Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, during their dual meet at Hilton ... «KCRG, Mar 15»
3
Iowa State seniors go out in style with win at Hilton
Jackson didn't seem sure about the status of Iowa State heavyweight Quean Smith, who missed Sunday's dual with an undisclosed injury. "It's a question mark ... «DesMoinesRegister.com, Feb 15»
4
NCAA Wrestling: Iowa State 29, West Virginia 7
Vizcarrondo shifted the momentum for the Mountaineers with a 5-4 decision over Quean Smith at heavyweight. Smith took a 2-1 lead with a takedown in the first, ... «WDTV, Feb 15»
5
Iowa State wrestling team falls to Oklahoma State again
Iowa State heavyweight Quean Smith had a chance to give the Cyclones the win when he took to the mat against fourth-ranked Austin Marsden. But, Smith, who ... «DesMoinesRegister.com, Jan 15»
6
Kyven Gadson suffers first loss on tough ISU Scuffle day
Heavyweight Quean Smith won his first match, but fell to Missouri's Devin Mellon in the second round. All-American 165-pounder Mike Moreno (14-1) and ... «DesMoinesRegister.com, Jan 15»
7
Three Advance to Quarterfinals
Brendan Walsh (Duke), 5-2; lost to Quean Smith (Iowa State), 12-4; fall Jacob Aiken-Phillips (Cornell), 2:13; dec. Colynn Cook (Navy), 5-1 (SV). #gostanford. «Stanford Athletics Official Site, Jan 15»
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Lots to take away after rivalry dual
Telford pinned Quean Smith in 5:36. To be fair, part of that low bonus-point total was due to how Iowa State wrestled the meet — it had three different wrestlers ... «UI The Daily Iowan, Dec 14»
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Iowa State falls to Iowa in Cy-Hawk dual 28-8
... deducted from the ISU total for taunting. The final match of the evening saw No. 3 Bobby Telford defeat Quean Smith by pin to seal the win for the Hawkeyes. «Iowa State Daily, Nov 14»
10
PHOTOS: OG 19th Century Drag Queens Show Today's Queens …
According to some sources, the exact origin of the term “drag queen” is unclear, but it could derive from Elizabethan slang (quean referring to a strumpet), or from ... «Queerty, Nov 14»

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