wench


wench
I. noun Etymology: Middle English wenche, short for wenchel child, from Old English wencel; akin to Old High German wankōn to totter, waver and probably to Old High German winchan to stagger — more at wink Date: 14th century 1. a. a young woman ; girl b. a female servant 2. a lewd woman ; prostitute II. intransitive verb Date: 1590 to consort with lewd women; especially to practice fornication • wencher noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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