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quean (n.)

中古英语 quene "女人;出身低微的女人",来自古英语 cwene "女人",也是"女农奴、妓女、妓女"(如 portcwene "公家的女人"),来自古日耳曼语 *kwenon (也是古撒克逊语 quan 、古高德语 quena 、古诺尔语 kona 、哥特语 qino "妻子、女人"、中荷兰语 quene "虚荣或没有价值的女人"的来源),来自PIE根 *gwen- "女人"。比较 queen (n. )。 -ea- 的拼写在 15 世纪早期就有证明。

Woman considered without regard to qualities or position (perhaps by contrast to the senses in queen ), hence often a slighting or abusive term for a woman; in Middle English it could mean "a harlot; an old woman or crone," and it was in popular use 16 Century-17 Century in the sense of "hussy".但在苏格兰语中常带有"年轻、健壮的女人"的意义(15世纪末)。

到1935年,"娘娘腔同性恋"的意义被记录下来,根据Partridge的说法,这尤其是在澳大利亚的俚语中。

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