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Pronunciation : Wench
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [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.]
Definition : 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.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Wench
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To frequent the company of wenches, or women of ill fame.

i. [imp. & p. p. Wenched; p. pr. & vb. n. Wenching.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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