faggot vs queen what difference

what is difference between faggot and queen

English

Alternative forms

  • fagot

Etymology

From Middle English fagot, from Middle French fagot (bundle of sticks) in turn from the Medieval Latin and Italian fagotto. Compare Old Occitan fagot, Italian fagotto, fangotto, Spanish fajo (bundle, wad). Perhaps from a diminutive of Vulgar Latin *facus, from Latin fascis (bundle of wood). The senses relating to persons, though possibly originating as an extension of the sense “bundle of sticks”, could have been reinforced by Yiddish פֿייגעלע(feygele). Doublet of fagotto. See also: fag.

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈfæ.ɡət/
  • Rhymes: -æɡət
  • Hyphenation: fag‧got

Noun

faggot (plural faggots)

  1. (chiefly Britain, collective) A bundle of sticks or brushwood intended to be used for fuel tied together for carrying. (Some sources specify that a faggot is tied with two bands or withes, whereas a bavin is tied with just one.)
  2. (obsolete) Burdensome baggage.
  3. A bundle of pieces of iron or steel cut off into suitable lengths for welding.
  4. (rare, dated in US) A burning or smouldering piece of firewood.
    • 1961, Poul Anderson, Three Hearts and Three Lions
      He clambered back on his feet and grinned at them. The waning faggot cast red light over his fangs.
    • 1965, Frank Herbert, Dune
      To the east, the night grew a faggot of luminous gray, then seashell opalescence that dimmed the stars.
  5. (chiefly Britain) A meatball made with offcuts and offal, especially pork. (See Wikipedia.)
  6. (offensive, vulgar, derogatory) An annoying or inconsiderate person.
  7. (Britain, Ireland, colloquial, derogatory, obsolete) A shrewish woman.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:shrew
    • 1591, Thomas Lodge, Catharos Diogenes in his Singularity (Oxford English Dictionary, faggot, fagot, n., 2nd Edition, 1989, Oxford University Press, accessed 12 Jan 2009)
      A filbert is better than a faggot, except it be an Athenian she handfull.
    • Darby, who prided himself on maintaining silence, could not preserve the consistency of his character upon this occasion … “Your sowl to the divil, you faggot!” he exclaimed, “what do you mane? The divil whip the tongue out o’ you! …”
    • 1925, D. H. Lawrence, Reflections on the Death of a Porcupine and Other Essays: .. Love Was Once a Little Boy
      To me she is fractious, tiresome, and a faggot. Yet the subtle desirableness is in her, for me. As it is in the brown hen, or even a sow.
    • DA: You faggot, you; don’t let on you don’t know.
  8. (offensive, vulgar) A homosexual man, especially an effeminate one.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:male homosexual
    Coordinate terms: dyke, scissor sister
    • 1914, Louis E. Jackson and C.R. Hellyer, Vocabulary of Criminal Slang (Portland, OR: Modern Printing Co., 1914) page 30:
      Drag, Example: “All the fagots (sissies) will be dressed in drag at the ball tonight.
    • 2012, Ernesto Martínez, On Making Sense: Queer Race Narratives of Intelligibility
      Of course I’m a faggot, darling. I’m a flaming faggot, darling. I am fanning the flames of my faggotry.
  9. (offensive, vulgar) A man considered weak, effeminate, timid, pathetic, emotional, non-heteronormative in some way
  10. (obsolete) A soldier numbered on the muster-roll, but not really existing.
  11. (Britain, historical) A faggot voter.

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

faggot (third-person singular simple present faggots, present participle faggoting, simple past and past participle faggoted)

  1. Alternative form of fagot

Further reading

  • faggot at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • faggot in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • faggot on Wikipedia.Wikipedia


English

Alternative forms

  • queene, quene, queyne (obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle English quene, queen, cwen, from Old English cwēn (queen), from Proto-West Germanic *kwāni, from Proto-Germanic *kwēniz (woman), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷénh₂s (woman). Cognate with Scots queen, wheen (queen), Old Saxon quān (“wife”; > Middle Low German quene (elderly woman)), Dutch kween (woman past child-bearing age), Swedish kvinna (woman), Danish kvinde (woman), Icelandic kvon (wife), Gothic ???????????????? (qēns, wife), Norwegian dialectal kvån (wife). Related to Old English cwene (woman; female serf, quean), see quean. Generally eclipsed non-native Middle English regina (queen), borrowed from Latin rēgīna (queen) (see Modern English regina). Doublet of gyne.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kwiːn/, [kʷw̥iːn], enPR: kwēn
  • Rhymes: -iːn
  • Homophone: quean

Noun

queen (plural queens)

  1. A female monarch. Example: Queen Victoria.
  2. The wife or widow of a king.
  3. (chess) The most powerful piece, able to move any number of spaces horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.
  4. (card games) A playing card with the letter “Q” and the image of a queen on it, the twelfth card in a given suit.
  5. A red disk that is the most valuable piece in the Asian game of carom.
  6. A powerful or forceful female person.
  7. (LGBT, slang, often derogatory) An effeminate male homosexual. (See usage notes.)
    • (Can we date this quote?), Bebe Scarpi, quoted in 2007, Stephan Cohen, The Gay Liberation Youth Movement in New York →ISBN, page 196:
      Despite one’s opinion of Sylvia I can attest to the purity of her intent and dedication, and, no one will dare deny she is one gutsy queen.
  8. (LGBT, slang) Ellipsis of drag queen.
  9. A reproductive female animal in a hive, such as an ant, bee, termite or wasp.
  10. An adult female cat valued for breeding. See also tom.
  11. A queen olive.
    • 1984, United States International Trade Commission, Bottled green olives from Spain (page A-24)
      Prices for the two main types of Spanish style green olives – manzanillas and queens – vary according to the size of the crop of each. In some years queens will be more expensive than manzanillas []
  12. A monarch butterfly (Danaus spp., esp. Danaus gilippus).

Usage notes

  • (LGBT): The term can be either derogatory or a self-identification. (Compare nigger.)
  • (LGBT): Some of the people who were historically (in the late 1960s and 1970s) described as “queens” or “drag queens” or “street queens” are now sometimes considered transgender, especially when their gender identity is female or non-binary/genderqueer rather than male. Some people, like Sylvia Rivera, self-identified as both a “transgender person” and a “street queen”. Drag queens, too, can have any gender identity.

Synonyms

  • (female monarch): queen regnant, Regina (the reigning queen, formal)
  • (wife of a king): queen consort, Regina (the reigning queen, formal)
  • (LGBT): See Thesaurus:male homosexual
  • (playing card): bitch, cowgirl, girl, lady, mop squeezer

Derived terms

Descendants

Translations

See also

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  • Verb

    queen (third-person singular simple present queens, present participle queening, simple past and past participle queened)

    1. To make a queen.
    2. (intransitive, obsolete) To act the part of a queen; to queen it.
    3. (chess) To promote a pawn, usually to a queen.
    4. (beekeeping) To provide with a new queen.
    5. (beekeeping) To be the queen of a colony.
    6. (BDSM, slang, transitive, of a female) To sit on the face of (a partner) to receive oral sex.
      • 2000, “Lorelei”, The Mistress Manual: The Good Girl’s Guide to Female Dominance
        Try Queening him. Have him lie on his back while you sit on his face (make sure he has an airway through either his mouth or his nose).

    Derived terms

    • queen out

    Translations

    Anagrams

    • quene

    Middle English

    Noun

    queen

    1. Alternative form of quene (queen)

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