Green’s Dictionary of Slang

quean n.

also queanie
[11C SE quean, woman (with no pej. aspect); Nares, Glossary (1822), suggests OE cwean, a barren cow]

1. [early 16C–19C] a strumpet, a prostitute.

2. [1910s+] a (passive) homosexual.

3. [1960s] an afficionado of sado-masochism.

In derivatives

queanish (adj.) (also queenish)

[early 17C] promiscuous.

In phrases

quean up (v.) (also queen up)

[1930s+] (Aus.) to dress carefully, though not always effeminately; usu. in phr. all queaned up.