from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A young woman or girl, especially a peasant girl.
- n. A woman servant.
- n. A wanton woman.
- intransitive v. To consort or engage in sex with wanton women. Used of a man.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A young woman, especially a servant.
- n. A promiscuous woman.
- v. To frequent prostitutes; to womanize.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A young woman; a girl; a maiden.
- n. A low, vicious young woman; a drab; a strumpet.
- n. A colored woman; a negress.
- intransitive v. To frequent the company of wenches, or women of ill fame.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. l. A child (of either sex).
- n. A female child; a girl; a maid or damsel; a young woman in general.
- n. Specifically
- n. A girl or young woman of a humble order or class; especially, a maidservant; a working-girl.
- n. A lewd or immodest woman; a mistress; a concubine; a strumpet.
- n. A colored woman of any age; a negress or mulattress, especially one in service.
- To consort with strumpets.
- n. An obsolete form of winch for wince.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. informal terms for a (young) woman
- v. frequent prostitutes
Middle English, short for wenchel, child, from Old English wencel.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English wenche, short for wenchel child, from Old English wencel; akin to Old High German wankōn ("to totter") (Wiktionary)