Quean. n.s. [cwean, Saxon, a barren cow; þorcwen, in the laws of Canute, a strumpet.] A worthless woman, generally a strumpet.
As fit as the nail to his hole, or as a scolding quean to a wrangling knave. Shakesp.
This well they understand like cunning queans,
And hide their nastiness behind the scenes. Dryden.
Such is that sprinkling, which some careless quean
Flirts on you from her mop. Swift.