What does wench mean?

Definitions for wenchwɛntʃ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word wench.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dame, doll, wench, skirt, chick, bird(verb)

    informal terms for a (young) woman

  2. wench(verb)

    frequent prostitutes

Wiktionary

  1. wench(Noun)

    A young woman, especially a servant.

  2. wench(Noun)

    A promiscuous woman.

  3. wench(Verb)

    To frequent prostitutes; to womanize.

  4. Origin: wenche, short for wenchel child, from wencel; akin to wankōn

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wench(noun)

    a young woman; a girl; a maiden

  2. Wench(noun)

    a low, vicious young woman; a drab; a strumpet

  3. Wench(noun)

    a colored woman; a negress

  4. Wench(verb)

    to frequent the company of wenches, or women of ill fame

  5. Origin: [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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wench

    wensh, n. a maid, damsel: a working-girl, a maid-servant: a lewd woman, a mistress, a whore.—v.i. to frequent the company of whores.—n. Wench′er, one who indulges in lewdness. [Perh. from the sing. of A.S. winclo, children, prob. wencel, weak, wancol, unstable.]

Suggested Resources

  1. wench

    Song lyrics by wench -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by wench on the Lyrics.com website.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wench in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wench in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Benjamin Franklin:

    After three days men grow weary of a wench, a guest, and rainy weather.

  2. William Shakespeare,:

    Begin at Act II, Scene 2, line 242: Royal wench, she did lay great Caesar's sword to bed--he plowed her and she cropt.

Images & Illustrations of wench


Translations for wench

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for wench »

Translation

Find a translation for the wench definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these wench definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"wench." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 29 Jun 2017. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/wench>.

Are we missing a good definition for wench? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for wench:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.