From queen.


kween (plural kweens)

  1. (LGBT slang) queen.
    • 2019 June 17, Chloe Metzger, “Zendaya Dyed Her Hair Red and Fans Are Freaking Out”, in Cosmopolitan[1]:
      Zendaya, Our Kween Who Art in Heaven, just dyed her hair red while on a press tour for Spider-Man: Far From Home, and it’s quite literally breaking the internet right now (so, like, get your Instagram stalking done fast, because the internet might not be here in the morning).
    • 2019 June 1, Jennifer Hyland, “Kim Kardashian revealed as British ROYALTY as her family tree is traced”, in Mirror[2]:
      Kim Kardashian is British royalty - all hail the Kween!
    • 2019 June 1, Lizzy Rosenberg, “Kim Kardashian Is Trying to Become a Lawyer — Without Going to Law School”, in Distractify[3]:
      Let's face it: the Los Angeles beauty kween is undeniably talented, and recently, Kim expressed interest in studying for the bar exam to become a lawyer.


Alternative formsEdit


From Middle Dutch quene (old woman), from Old Dutch kwena, from Proto-Germanic *kwenǭ (woman), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷḗn (woman). Cognate with English quean.


  • IPA(key): /kʋeːn/
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  • Hyphenation: kween
  • Rhymes: -eːn


kween f (plural kwenen, diminutive kweentje n)

  1. woman past child-bearing age; old woman, crone
  2. barren hermaphrodite cow, mostly female with male traits; (by extension) any infertile hermaphrodite female animal held as livestock