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wench

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EtymologyEdit

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

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NounEdit

wench (plural wenches)

  1. (archaic) A young woman, especially a servant.
    • W. Black
      He was received by the daughter of the house, a pretty, buxom, blue-eyed little wench.
  2. (archaic) A promiscuous woman.
    • Spectator
      It is not a digression to talk of bawds in a discourse upon wenches.
  3. (US, dated) A black woman; a negress.

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VerbEdit

wench (third-person singular simple present wenches, present participle wenching, simple past and past participle wenched)

  1. (intransitive) To frequent prostitutes; to womanize.

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