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wench Line breaks: wench
Pronunciation: /wɛn(t)ʃ/

Definition of wench in English:


1 archaic or humorous A girl or young woman: in the new film about Columbus, she plays the token buxom wench
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  • Before the night is out they will no doubt have all found the attentions of a pretty young serving wench.
  • Smiling brightly, the buxom wench dipped a courtesy to them both as she pocketed their payment.
  • To the teenage wenches in Hindley Street who thought I was a visiting celebrity - thanks.
2 archaic A prostitute.
Example sentences
  • The boss is a friendly Norwegian and the working wenches are usually lively and cheerful.
  • I'm a paladin, not some whore or bar wench, I need nothing from either of you.
  • I resent being called a wench and besides I think you're the slut, Tiffany!


[no object] archaic Back to top  


Middle English: abbreviation of obsolete wenchel 'child, servant, prostitute'; perhaps related to Old English wancol 'unsteady, inconstant'.

  • Wench is an abbreviation of obsolete wenchel ‘child, servant, prostitute’; it is perhaps related to Old English wancol ‘unsteady, inconstant’.



Example sentences
  • He was the manifest ruffian, wencher, whoremonger, and most infamous cuckold-maker that ever breathed.
  • In most of our minds, he is a withdrawn, lonely figure, brave but enigmatic - scarcely to be compared with his rival, who was combative, a drinker and something of a wencher.
  • In the picturesque port city of Bahia, Flor, a lovely young woman, marries the wastrel Vadinho, a compulsive wencher who beats her.

Words that rhyme with wench

backbench, bench, blench, clench, Dench, drench, entrench, French, frontbench, quench, stench, tench, trench, wrench

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