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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 ?
This morning the fidler came to Squire Allworthy for a warrant, and the wench was brought before him.
And is a wench having a bastard all your news, doctor?
Yes, yes, he was," says the squire: "and many a wench have we two had together.
Nay, nay; you fancy so because you donna know it, my wench.
For in truth and earnest, I know from good authority that the coarse country wench who jumped up on the ass was and is Dulcinea del Toboso, and that worthy Sancho, though he fancies himself the deceiver, is the one that is deceived; and that there is no more reason to doubt the truth of this, than of anything else we never saw.
Sancho upon this related to her, word for word, what has been said already touching that adventure, and having heard it the duchess said, "From this occurrence it may be inferred that, as the great Don Quixote says he saw there the same country wench Sancho saw on the way from El Toboso, it is, no doubt, Dulcinea, and that there are some very active and exceedingly busy enchanters about.
The truth is that the one I saw was a country wench, and I set her down to be a country wench; and if that was Dulcinea it must not be laid at my door, nor should I be called to answer for it or take the consequences.
Tulliver was conscious of being a little weak; but he apologized to himself by saying that poor Gritty had been a good-looking wench before she married Moss; he would sometimes say this even with a slight tremulousness in his voice.
Would the little wench ever be poorly off, and Tom rather hard upon her?
Then she attacked the other maid; she was not so hard-hearted in appearance as the other, and sometimes seemed inclined to be merciful; but the first wench kept her up, and changed her mind, and would not so much as let my governess talk with her, but threatened to have her up for tampering with the evidence.
said the captain, causing Quasimodo's straps to be drawn tighter, "I should have preferred to keep the wench.
Now back into print after 30 years for the benefit of a new generation of appreciative readers, Stark House Press is re-publishing three of the best of the Wheeler short stories from the 1950s: "The Wench is Wicked"; "Blonde Verdict", and "Delilah was Deadly".