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Wench, a historical British old-English term for a lower class woman and/or promiscuous woman.
One who severed in the Ports of sailing communities, within the Taverns and Inns. Mostly the married women waiting for their husbands whom went to sea to return. Entertaining and playfully they served drink and food. Earning money to support their families till the husband returned. Lightening the spirits of those who stayed in port. True to their husbands they went home alone waiting upon them. Modern times and Hollywood have tuned them into the bawdy style of common ideas. What once a honored position has once again became one of the 'Red Light Era".
Also in the 19th and early 20th centuries a derogatory term for an African-American woman, the male counterpart being Buck.