Definition of Queen of the May
1. Noun. The girl chosen queen of a May Day festival.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Queen Of The May
Literary usage of Queen of the May
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1854)
"And I think my dove-coloured poplin would not be out of the way, As I 'm to be queen of the May-Meeting, as I 'm to be Queen of the day ! ..."
2. The Metropolitan (1839)
"... wish- mg at the same time it had a little of the patent expansion principle m it, for his sake as well as ours. THE queen of the May. BY MRS. ..."
3. Curiosities of Popular Customs and of Rites, Ceremonies, Observances, and by William Shepard Walsh (1897)
"A similar custom, almost defunct, prevails at Brightwalton, Berkshire, where the Virgin and Child in the guise of the queen of the May with a doll in a ..."
4. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1861)
"But Rohin Hood and Maid Marian were also termed " King and queen of the May," and are frequently referred to under these designations. See Brand's Pap. ..."
5. Ancient and Modern Scottish Songs, Heroic Ballads, Etc. by David Herd, George Paton (1869)
"queen of the May. JENNY. ... and lavender gay, A pofy to form for my Queen of the May. JENNY. ... queen of the May."
6. Observations on Popular Antiquities Chiefly Illustrating the Origin of Our by John Brand, Henry Ellis (1900)
"MORRIS DANCERS* MAID MARIAN, OR queen of the May. ' I "OLLET, in his Account of the Morris Dancers upon his window, as having a golden crown on her head, ..."