1A boil or other swelling or growth on the skin, especially a sebaceous cyst.
- Throughout the sermon that morning, Inman sat staring at Ada's neck and listening as Monroe repeated four times the Emerson passage about warts and wens and decreasing forever.
- The make-up people excelled themselves with lots of dirty fingernails and a welter of warts, wens and rotten corpses.
- There was a fellow with a wen in his neck, larger than me, and another with a wooden leg.
Old English wen(n), of unknown origin; compare with Low German wehne 'tumor, wart'.