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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
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