G@Shoulder-PalmDown G@Abdomen-PalmDown

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American Sign Language[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From initial Q of English queen and a movement representing the royal sash. Compare K@Shoulder K@Abdomen (king), R@Shoulder R@Abdomen (royal), K@Shoulder-FingerDown K@Abdomen-FingerDown (prince, princess), L@Shoulder L@Abdomen (lord), E@Shoulder E@Abdomen (emperor), D@Shoulder D@Abdomen (duke).

Alternative forms[edit]

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Production[edit]

right-hand G palm-down close to body left side of chest right-hand moves down with right-hand moving right
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  • This one-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:
    1. Place the “G” handshape between the nondominant shoulder and the sternum, thumb and index finger pointing down. The nondominant hand is not used.
      • Hold the hand briefly in this posture.
      • Move the hand down and across to the following posture.
    2. Place the dominant hand in the “G” handshape on the dominant side of the abdomen, thumb and index finger pointing down.
      • Hold the hand briefly in this posture.

Noun[edit]

Upload png, jpg, or gif image. (ASL gloss: QUEEN)

  1. queen of a country
    (ASL Gloss) QUEEN E-L-I-Z-A-B-E-T-H QUEEN WHERE? U-K
    "Queen Elizabeth is the queen of the UK."
  2. (pejorative) queen; effeminate gay male
    (ASL Gloss) BOY S-O QUEEN
    "That guy is such a queen."
  3. (zoology) queen of an insect colony
    (ASL Gloss) WORKER BEE MUST FEED BEE QUEEN
    "Worker bees have to feed the queen bee."
  4. (pejorative) queen; strong-willed female; bitch
    (ASL Gloss) THAT GIRL QUEEN
    "That girl [over there] is a queen."
  5. (chess) queen
    (ASL Gloss) MOST POWERFUL C-H-E-S-S PIECE WHAT? QUEEN!
    "The most powerful chess piece is the queen."