Definitions for: Wench


[n] informal terms for a (young) woman
[v] frequent prostitutes



Webster (1913) Definition: Wench, n. [OE. wenche, for older wenchel a child,
originally, weak, tottering; cf. AS. wencle a maid, a
daughter, wencel a pupil, orphan, wincel, winclu, children,
offspring, wencel weak, wancol unstable, OHG. wanchol;
perhaps akin to E. wink. See Wink.]
1. A young woman; a girl; a maiden. --Shak.

Lord and lady, groom and wench. --Chaucer.

That they may send again My most sweet wench, and
gifts to boot. --Chapman.

He was received by the daughter of the house, a
pretty, buxom, blue-eyed little wench. --W. Black.

2. A low, vicious young woman; a drab; a strumpet.

She shall be called his wench or his leman.
--Chaucer.

It is not a digression to talk of bawds in a
discourse upon wenches. --Spectator.

3. A colored woman; a negress. [U. S.]


Wench, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wenched; p. pr. & vb. n.
Wenching.]
To frequent the company of wenches, or women of ill fame.

Synonyms: bird, chick, dame, doll, skirt

See Also: fille, fornicate, girl, miss, missy, young lady, young woman

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