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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 Scot.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. A low woman; a wench; a slut. "The dread of every scolding quean." --Gay. [1913 Webster]