Definition of wench noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//wentʃ//
; NAmE NAmE//wentʃ//
(old use or humorous)
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a young woman Word Origin Middle English: abbreviation of obsolete wenchel ‘child, servant, prostitute’; perhaps related to Old English wancol ‘unsteady, inconstant’.
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