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dame, doll, wench, skirt, chick, birdverb
informal terms for a (young) woman
A young woman, especially a servant.
A promiscuous woman.
To frequent prostitutes; to womanize.
Etymology: wenche, short for wenchel child, from wencel; akin to wankōn
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: wencle , Saxon.
What do I, silly wench, know what love hath prepared for me? Philip Sidney, b. ii.
Now —— how dost thou look now? Oh ill-starr’d wench!
Pale as thy smock! when we shall meet at compt,
This look of thine will hurl my soul from heav’n,
And fiends will snatch at it. Cold, cold, my girl,
Ev’n like thy chastity. William Shakespeare, Othello.
Thou wouldst perswade her to a worse offence
Than that, whereof thou didst accuse her wench. John Donne.
But the rude wench her answer’d nought at all. Edmund Spenser.
Do not play in wench-like words with that
Which is so serious. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.
Men have these ambitious fancies,
And wanton wenches read romances. Matthew Prior.
It is not a digression to talk of bawds in a discourse upon wenches. Spectator, №. 266.
a young woman; a girl; a maiden
a low, vicious young woman; a drab; a strumpet
a colored woman; a negress
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
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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The numerical value of wench in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of wench in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of wench in a Sentence
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.
After three days men grow weary of a wench, a guest, and rainy weather.
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- mossaCatalan, Valencian
- Magd, huren, Mädchen, MädelGerman
- fille, jeune filleFrench
- caileScottish Gaelic
- мома, измеќаркаMacedonian
- jente, wench, ludder, tøsNorwegian
- dziwka, dziewkaPolish
- девица, проститутка, по, баба, таскаться, девушка, девкаRussian
- slampa, slyna, piga, jäntaSwedish
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