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wench

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noun \ˈwench\

Simple Definition of wench

  • : a young woman; especially : a young woman who is a servant

Full Definition of wench

  1. 1 a :  a young woman :  girl b :  a female servant

  2. 2 :  a lewd woman :  prostitute

Examples of wench

  1. <a sexy French maid costume for the woman who wants to get in touch with her inner wench—at least on Halloween>

  2. <a fairytale about the transformation of a lowly kitchen wench into an elegant lady>



Origin of wench

Middle English wenche, short for wenchel child, from Old English wencel; akin to Old High German wankōn to totter, waver and probably to Old High German winchan to stagger — more at wink


First Known Use: 14th century


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wench

verb

Definition of wench

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to consort with lewd women; especially :  to practice fornication

wench·er noun


1590

First Known Use of wench

1590



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