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wench

noun \ ˈwench \

Definition of wench

1 a :a young woman :girl
b :a female servant
2 :a lewd woman :prostitute

Examples of wench in a Sentence

  1. a fairytale about the transformation of a lowly kitchen wench into an elegant lady

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Origin and Etymology 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

wench Synonyms

Synonyms
bimbo [slang], chippie (also chippy), doxy (also doxie), fancy woman, hoochie [slang], hussy, Jezebel, minx, quean, slut, tramp, trollop, floozy, whore
Related Words
siren, temptress, vamp; grisette, harlot, prostitute, trull

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wench

verb

Definition of wench

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

wencher

noun

First Known Use of wench

1590


WENCH Defined for English Language Learners

wench

noun

Definition of wench for English Language Learners

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



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