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queane (plural queanes)

  1. Archaic spelling of quean.
    • 1504, Nicholas Udall, Roister Doister[1]:
      Downe with this litle queane, that hath at me such spite, Saue you from hir maister, it is a very sprite.
    • 1566, William Adlington, The Golden Asse[2]:
      You shall finde it no otherwise my sister, but that either this cursed queane hath invented a great lie, or else that she never saw the shape of her husband.