Wench definition

wĕnch
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A woman servant.
noun
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A promiscuous woman or a prostitute.
noun
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A girl or young woman.
noun
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A female servant.
noun
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(archaic) A young woman, especially a servant.
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A country girl.
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To consort with promiscuous women. Used of a man.
verb
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A young woman or girl.
noun
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The definition of a wench is an offensive term used to refer to a young girl or a woman or to refer to a prostitute.

An example of a wench is a prostitute.

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A sexually loose and immoral woman.
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(intransitive) To frequent prostitutes; to womanize.
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(archaic) A promiscuous woman.
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To be sexually promiscuous with loose women.
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(US, dated) A black woman; a negress.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
wench
Plural:
wenches

Origin of wench

  • Middle English short for wenchel child from Old English wencel

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English wenche, short for wenchel child, from Old English wencel; akin to Old High German wankōn (“to totter")

    From Wiktionary