quean (n.) Old form(s): Queane
bawd, jade, hussy
2H4 II.i.45[Falstaff to Bardolph, of the Hostess] Throw the quean in the channel!
AW II.ii.24[Clown to Countess, of his answer] As fit as ... a scolding quean to a wrangling knave
MW IV.ii.161[Ford to Mistress Ford, of her maid's aunt] A witch, a quean, an old cozening quean!
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