1archaic, humorous A girl or young woman.
young woman, young lady, miss
- ‘in the new film about Columbus, she plays the token buxom wench’
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’.
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