wench


1wench

noun \ˈwench\

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

Full Definition of WENCH

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

Related to WENCH

2wench

verb

Definition of WENCH

intransitive verb
:  to consort with lewd women; especially :  to practice fornication
wench·er noun

First Known Use of WENCH

1590

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