Why, the wench being cut short of marketing by word of mouth, desired me to write proposals.
And there was the wench too—he had fairly forgotten her name.
Frieda and Jean were treating this Indian wench like a sister, and a stop had to be put to their nonsense.
And so this wench is to stock the parish with beauties, I hope.
We'll bring off the wench, in spite of them all—just the thing I like.
I am secure in one of the wench's qualities however—she is not to be corrupted.
When you are as much and as hopelessly in my power to-day as the wench in my kitchen!
The wench cannot know that I am ruined or her heart would speedily be restored.
When a man gave out we turned out a wench and put the man in her place.
There's enough plunder in the town to tempt the lads, and there's the wench for you.
late 13c., wenche "girl or young woman," shortened from wenchel "child" (12c.), from Old English wencel, probably related to wancol "unsteady, fickle, weak," and cognate with Old Norse vakr "child, weak person," Old High German wanchal "fickle." The word degenerated through being used in reference to servant girls, and by mid-14c. was being used in a sense of "woman of loose morals, mistress."
The wenche is nat dead, but slepith. [Wyclif, Matt. ix:24, c.1380]
"to associate with common women," 1590s, from wench (n.). Related: Wenched; wenching.