Definition of The Queen of Hearts from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


The Queen of Hearts

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the title and first line of a traditional nursery rhyme. Characters from the poem appear in Alice in Wonderland, where a trial is held at which the knave (= the jack in a pack of cards) is accused of stealing the tarts (= pastries with jam inside) The first verse is:
The Queen of HeartsShe made some tarts,All on a summer's day;The Knave of HeartsHe stole the tarts,And took them clean away.