quim

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Origin uncertain; perhaps an alteration of queem. Compare also quaint, cunt. Derivation from Welsh cwm (hollow) is sometimes suggested, but the OED notes that this is "unlikely on both semantic and phonological grounds".

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

quim (plural quims)

  1. (vulgar, slang) The female genitalia; the vulva.
    • 1879, Anonymous, "The Wanton Lass" in The Pearl No. 1:
      For one day, when amusing herself with this whim
      The carrot it snapped, and part stuck in her quim.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses, page 938:
      Ho! What do I here behold? Were you brushing the cobwebs off a few quims?
    • 2005, Margaret Carter, Maiden Flights, ISBN 1419952595, page 131:
      Her quim grew wet, ready to welcome it.
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from Scots queem.

Adjective[edit]

quim

  1. (Ulster) affectedly nice, prim
  2. (Ulster) moving with ease and precision