wench

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 [ˈwɛntʃ]



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
wench /wɛntʃ/USA pronunciation   n. 
    [countable]
  1. Sex and Gendera girl or young woman.
  2. a female servant.
  3. a sexually loose woman.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
wench  (wench),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Sex and Gendera country lass or working girl:The milkmaid was a healthy wench.
  2. Sex and Gender, Slang Terms[Usually facetious.]a girl or young woman.
  3. Sex and Gender[Archaic.]a strumpet.

v.i. 
  1. Sex and Genderto associate, esp. habitually, with promiscuous women.
wencher, n. 
  • 1250–1300; Middle English, back formation from wenchel, Old English wencel child, akin to wancol tottering, said of a child learning to walk; akin to German wankeln to totter


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

wench /wɛntʃ/ n
  1. a girl or young woman, esp a buxom or lively one: now used facetiously
  2. archaic a female servant
  3. archaic a prostitute
vb (intransitive)
  1. archaic to frequent the company of prostitutes
Etymology: Old English wencel child, from wancol weak; related to Old High German wanchal, wankōn

ˈwencher n



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