wencher

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wencher someone who patronizes prostitutes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Wencher wĕnch"ẽr One who wenches; a lewd man.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n wencher One who wenches; a lewd man.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Wencher one who indulges in lewdness
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Perh. from the sing. of A.S. winclo, children, prob. wencel, weak, wancol, unstable.

Usage

In literature:

Whereupon he said to his companions the giants, You wenchers of the low country, by Mahoom!
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
Teams of horses and oxen are born under the Twins, and well-hung wenchers and those who bedung both sides of the wall.
"The Satyricon, Vol. 2 (The Dinner of Trimalchio)" by Petronius Arbiter
Teams of horses and oxen are born under the Twins, and well-hung wenchers and those who bedung both sides of the wall.
"The Satyricon, Complete" by Petronius Arbiter
Whereupon he said to his companions the giants, You wenchers of the low country, by Mahoom!
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book II." by Francois Rabelais
He was the manifest ruffian, wencher, whoremonger, and most infamous cuckold-maker that ever breathed.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book III." by Francois Rabelais
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