An example of a wench is a prostitute.
- a girl or young woman: now a humorously patronizing term
- a country girl
- a female servant
- a sexually loose and immoral woman
Origin of wenchMiddle English wenche, contr. from wenchel, child, boy, girl, young woman from Old English wencel, a child, akin to wancol, unsteady (? in reference to an infant's gait): for Indo-European base see winch
- A young woman or girl.
- A woman servant.
- A promiscuous woman or a prostitute.
intransitive verbwenched, wench·ing, wench·es
Origin of wenchMiddle English short for wenchel child from Old English wencel
(third-person singular simple present wenches, present participle wenching, simple past and past participle wenched)
Middle English wenche, short for wenchel child, from Old English wencel; akin to Old High German wankÅn (“to totter")