wench


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wench

 (wĕnch)
n. Archaic
1. A young woman or girl.
2. A woman servant.
3. A promiscuous woman or a prostitute.
intr.v. wenched, wench·ing, wench·es
To consort with promiscuous women. Used of a man.

[Middle English, short for wenchel, child, from Old English wencel.]

wench′er n.

wench

(wɛntʃ)
n
1. a girl or young woman, esp a buxom or lively one: now used facetiously
2. archaic a female servant
3. archaic a prostitute
vb (intr)
archaic to frequent the company of prostitutes
[Old English wencel child, from wancol weak; related to Old High German wanchal, wankōn]
ˈwencher n

wench

(wɛntʃ)

n.
1. a girl or young woman.
2. Archaic. a strumpet.
v.i.
3. to associate, esp. habitually, with promiscuous women.
[1250–1300; Middle English, shortening of wenchel, Old English wencel child, akin to wancol tottering]
wench′er, n.

wench


Past participle: wenched
Gerund: wenching

Imperative
wench
wench
Present
I wench
you wench
he/she/it wenches
we wench
you wench
they wench
Preterite
I wenched
you wenched
he/she/it wenched
we wenched
you wenched
they wenched
Present Continuous
I am wenching
you are wenching
he/she/it is wenching
we are wenching
you are wenching
they are wenching
Present Perfect
I have wenched
you have wenched
he/she/it has wenched
we have wenched
you have wenched
they have wenched
Past Continuous
I was wenching
you were wenching
he/she/it was wenching
we were wenching
you were wenching
they were wenching
Past Perfect
I had wenched
you had wenched
he/she/it had wenched
we had wenched
you had wenched
they had wenched
Future
I will wench
you will wench
he/she/it will wench
we will wench
you will wench
they will wench
Future Perfect
I will have wenched
you will have wenched
he/she/it will have wenched
we will have wenched
you will have wenched
they will have wenched
Future Continuous
I will be wenching
you will be wenching
he/she/it will be wenching
we will be wenching
you will be wenching
they will be wenching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been wenching
you have been wenching
he/she/it has been wenching
we have been wenching
you have been wenching
they have been wenching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been wenching
you will have been wenching
he/she/it will have been wenching
we will have been wenching
you will have been wenching
they will have been wenching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wenching
you had been wenching
he/she/it had been wenching
we had been wenching
you had been wenching
they had been wenching
Conditional
I would wench
you would wench
he/she/it would wench
we would wench
you would wench
they would wench
Past Conditional
I would have wenched
you would have wenched
he/she/it would have wenched
we would have wenched
you would have wenched
they would have wenched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wench - informal terms for a (young) womanwench - informal terms for a (young) woman  
fille, girl, miss, missy, young lady, young woman - a young woman; "a young lady of 18"
Verb1.wench - frequent prostituteswench - frequent prostitutes      
fornicate - have sex without being married

wench

noun
A vulgar promiscuous woman who flouts propriety:
Slang: floozy.
Translations

wench

[wentʃ] (archaic or liter)
A. Nmoza f; (= whore) → puta f
B. VI (also to go wenching) → putañear (archaic), ir de fulanas

wench

[ˈwɛntʃ] n (old-fashioned)servante f

wench

n (old)Maid f (old); (= serving wench)Magd f; (hum)Frauenzimmer nt
visich mit Mädchen herumtreiben

wench

[wɛntʃ]
1. n (old) (liter) → ragazzotta
a serving wench → una servetta
2. vi (old) → andare a donne
References in classic literature ?
His mother, a buxom young Negro wench who was laundress for the d'Arnaults, concluded that her blind baby was `not right' in his head, and she was ashamed of him.
Now, I bought a gal once, when I was in the trade,--a tight, likely wench she was, too, and quite considerable smart,--and she had a young un that was mis'able sickly; it had a crooked back, or something or other; and I jest gin 't away to a man that thought he'd take his chance raising on 't, being it didn't cost nothin';--never thought, yer know, of the gal's taking' on about it,--but, Lord, yer oughter seen how she went on.
And think of the simple ways of this court: this wandering wench hadn't any more trouble to get access to the king in his palace than she would have had to get into the poorhouse in my day and country.
Missus," comes a young yaller wench, "dey's a brass cannelstick miss'n.
En he's al'ays callin' me nigger wench, en hussy, en all dem mean names, when I's doin' de very bes' I kin.
Don't you be a meddlesome wench an' poke your nose where it's no cause to go.
And what care I for the bit of gold that the wench gave me, if I am to come to harm from the priest next Easter at confession, and be obliged to give him twice as much to make it up with him, and be called the Jew's flying post all my life, as it may hap, into the bargain?
He is usually governed by a decayed wench, or favourite footman, who are the tunnels through which all graces are conveyed, and may properly be called, in the last resort, the governors of the kingdom.
The worthy carrier, whose unholy thoughts kept him awake, was aware of his doxy the moment she entered the door, and was listening attentively to all Don Quixote said; and jealous that the Asturian should have broken her word with him for another, drew nearer to Don Quixote's bed and stood still to see what would come of this talk which he could not understand; but when he perceived the wench struggling to get free and Don Quixote striving to hold her, not relishing the joke he raised his arm and delivered such a terrible cuff on the lank jaws of the amorous knight that be bathed all his mouth in blood, and not content with this he mounted on his ribs and with his feet tramped all over them at a pace rather smarter than a trot.
Nay, nay; you fancy so because you donna know it, my wench.
said the captain, causing Quasimodo's straps to be drawn tighter, "I should have preferred to keep the wench.
Behind him his serving wench, her blue whimple over her head, and one hand thrust forth to bear the lanthorn which threw a golden bar of light along her master's path.