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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.
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Noun1.wencher - someone who patronizes prostitutes
adulterer, fornicator - someone who commits adultery or fornication
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Burford's discussion of Constantia Phillips in Wits, Wenchers and Wantons: London's Low Life: Covent Garden in the Eighteenth Century (London: Robert Hale, 1986), 146.