Definitions

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  • n. The female genitalia; the vulva.
  • adj. affectedly nice, prim
  • adj. moving with ease and precision

Etymologies

Origin uncertain; perhaps an alteration of queem. Compare also quaint, cunt. Derivation from Welsh cwm ("hollow") is sometimes suggested, but the OED notes that this is "unlikely on both semantic and phonological grounds". (Wiktionary)
From Scots queem. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Spoken, uncensored, in the 2012 movie The Avengers, causing the English and Anglophiles in the audience at our viewing to question the film’s MPAA rating.

    March 2, 2013

  • Love playing this word in Scrabble...took a Scotsman to know it was a vulgarity. Bless him, I love him :)

    June 28, 2008

  • Eek!!!!

    October 18, 2007

  • Wow! That changes the whole song, doesn't it?! *sniggers*

    Ooh, don't forget the earworm page. Since you mentioned that song...

    October 17, 2007

  • When I was a kid, I thought the Dylan song went "Quim the Eskimo," rather than "Quinn". Oops.

    Oh, that belongs on Misunderstood Lyrics.

    October 17, 2007

  • "Archie here cannot tell ass from quim." --the duke of Argyle, in "Rob Roy" (the movie)

    October 17, 2007