Definition of wench in English:


Pronunciation /wen(t)SH/ /wɛn(t)ʃ/

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  • 1archaic, humorous A girl or young woman.

    • ‘in the new film about Columbus, she plays the token buxom wench’
    young woman, young lady, miss
  • 2archaic A prostitute.

intransitive verb

[no object]archaic
  • (of a man) consort with prostitutes.


Middle English abbreviation of obsolete wenchel ‘child, servant, prostitute’; perhaps related to Old English wancol ‘unsteady, inconstant’.