Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search


A user has added this entry to requests for verification(+)
If it cannot be verified that this term meets our attestation criteria, then it will be deleted. Feel free to edit this entry as normal, but do not remove {{rfv}} until the request has been resolved.

Alternative forms[edit]


From Middle English qued, quede, queed, quaad, from Old English *cwēad, *cwǣd ‎(evil, bad), from Proto-Germanic *kwēdaz ‎(bad, ugly), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷēdh- ‎(muck, excrement, dung, filth, disgust, vermin). Cognate with Old Frisian quād ("bad, evil"; West Frisian kwea), Dutch kwaad ‎(evil, bad), Low German quaad ‎(bad, evil, sinful, mean, angry), Middle High German quāt ‎(evil, bad). Related also to Old English cwēad ‎(dung, dirt, filth), Old Frisian quāt ‎(dung, manure), Middle Low German quāt ‎(dirt, filth), German Kot ‎(dung, feces, filth, muck).


qued ‎(comparative more qued, superlative most qued)

  1. (obsolete, Scotland, Northern England, rare) Bad; evil.
    • Ludus Coventriae (a1475)
      The body that was heavy as lead, be the Jews never so qued, A-riseth from grave..
    • Sidrak and Bokkus (a1500)
      Young and old, good and qued.

Derived terms[edit]


qued ‎(uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Evil; harm.
  2. (obsolete) An evil person; especially, the evil one; the devil.