(Wench) n. [OE. wenche, for older wenchel a child, originally, weak, tottering; cf. AS. wencle a maid, a daughter, wencel a pupil, orphan, wincel, winclu, children, offspring, wencel weak, wancol unstable, OHG. wanchol; perhaps akin to E. wink. See Wink.]

1. A young woman; a girl; a maiden. Shak.

Lord and lady, groom and wench.

That they may send again
My most sweet wench, and gifts to boot.

He was received by the daughter of the house, a pretty, buxom, blue-eyed little wench.
W. Black.

2. A low, vicious young woman; a drab; a strumpet.

She shall be called his wench or his leman.

It is not a digression to talk of bawds in a discourse upon wenches.

3. A colored woman; a negress. [U. S.]

(Wench) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wenched (wencht); p. pr. & vb. n. Wenching.] To frequent the company of wenches, or women of ill fame.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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