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Definitions

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  • v. To be pleasing (to someone or something).
  • v. To satisfy; to assuage.
  • n. Pleasure.

Etymologies

From Middle English quemen "to please" from Old English cwēman "to gratify, satisfy, please" from Proto-Germanic *kwēmijanan (“to please, be convenient, suit”), from Proto-Germanic *kwemanan (“to come”), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷem- (“to go, come”). Compare obsolete Swedish kväma, Danish kvemme. Related to come. (Wiktionary)

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  • I think I like this spelling better than queme ... no qualms about how to say queem!

    October 10, 2011

  • THERE'S ALSO queemly :D

    August 24, 2010