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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wench]
    • /wɛntʃ/
    • /wentʃ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wench]
    • /wɛntʃ/

Definitions of wench word

  • noun wench a country lass or working girl: The milkmaid was a healthy wench. 1
  • noun wench Usually Facetious. a girl or young woman. 1
  • noun wench Archaic. a strumpet. 1
  • verb without object wench to associate, especially habitually, with promiscuous women. 1
  • noun wench A girl or young woman. 1
  • noun wench young woman 1

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Origin of wench

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
1250-1300; Middle English, back formation from wenchel, Old English wencel child, akin to wancol tottering, said of a child learning to walk; akin to German wankeln to totter

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wench popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 78% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

wench usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for wench

noun wench

  • bimbo — If someone calls a young woman a bimbo, they think that although she is pretty she is rather stupid.
  • damsel — A damsel is a young, unmarried woman.
  • doxy — opinion; doctrine.
  • hussy — a brazen or immoral woman.
  • jezebel — Also, Douay Bible, Jezabel. the wife of Ahab, king of Israel. I Kings 16:31.

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