Definition of wench in English:
- 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.
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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- In most of our minds, he is a withdrawn, lonely figure, brave but enigmatic - scarcely to be compared with his rival, who was combative, a drinker and something of a wencher.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 wenchbackbench, bench, blench, clench, Dench, drench, entrench, French, frontbench, quench, stench, tench, trench, wrench
Definition of wench in:
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