What does wench mean?

Definitions for wench
wɛntʃwench

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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.

    Etymology: wenche, short for wenchel child, from wencel; akin to wankōn

  2. wench(Noun)

    A promiscuous woman.

    Etymology: wenche, short for wenchel child, from wencel; akin to wankōn

  3. wench(Verb)

    To frequent prostitutes; to womanize.

    Etymology: wenche, short for wenchel child, from wencel; akin to wankōn

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wench(noun)

    a young woman; a girl; a maiden

    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.]

  2. Wench(noun)

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

    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.]

  3. Wench(noun)

    a colored woman; a negress

    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.]

  4. Wench(verb)

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

    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.]

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.]

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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

Examples of wench in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Benjamin Franklin:

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

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