Variant of wince
intransitive verbwinced, wincing
to shrink or draw back slightly, usually with a grimace, as in pain, embarrassment, alarm, etc.
Origin of winceMiddle English wynsen ; from Anglo-French variant, variety of Old French guenchir ; from Frankish an unverified form wenkjan, akin to Old High German wankon, to totter, turn: for Indo-European base see winch
the act or an instance of wincing