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

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

wencher, noun

wench, winch.
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wench (wɛntʃ)
1.  a girl or young woman, esp a buxom or lively one: now used facetiously
2.  archaic a female servant
3.  archaic a prostitute
4.  archaic to frequent the company of prostitutes
[Old English wencel child, from wancol weak; related to Old High German wanchal, wankōn]

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Word Origin & History

late 13c., wenche "girl or young woman," shortened from wenchel "child" (12c.), from O.E. wencel, probably related to wancol "unsteady, fickle, weak," and cognate with O.N. vakr "child, weak person," O.H.G. wanchal "fickle." The word degenerated through being used in ref. to servant girls, and by mid-14c.
was being used in a sense of "woman of loose morals, mistress." The verb meaning "to associate with common women" is from 1590s.
"The wenche is nat dead, but slepith." [Wyclif, Matt. ix.24, c.1380]
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Example sentences
Try to stop me, you young wench.
Turned out she was a serving wench at a Renaissance festival.
She's still a cold, heartless wench.
Temperance was a delicate wench.
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