queen, noun2

colloquial. Elliptical for shebeen queen (see shebeen sense 2).
1948 A. Paton Cry, Beloved Country 35She is one of the queens, the liquor sellers.
1990 G. Slovo Ties of Blood 618She made her way through a Soweto in which rumours abounded: the shebeens had been raided and the queens fought back said one.
Elliptical for shebeen queenshebeen2.

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