wench vs winch : Common Errors in English

About wench vs winch

“Wench” began as a general term for a girl or woman, and over the centuries acquired a variety of meanings, including female servant, lower-class female, and prostitute. It is mostly used today as a jokingly affectionate archaic allusion to Shakespearean ribaldry.The hoisting or hauling mechanism attached to a tow truck is a winch (and it’s not on a “toe truck”).If a woman can lift your car, she’s not a wench—she’s an Amazon!

wench Meaning(s)

  • (n) informal terms for a (young) woman
  • (v) frequent prostitutes

winch Meaning(s)

  • (n) lifting device consisting of a horizontal cylinder turned by a crank on which a cable or rope winds
  • (v) pull or lift up with or as if with a winch

wench in News

winch in News

  • All-female jury to try Zimmerman

    By Graham Winch HLNtv.com (CNN) — An all-female jury will start hearing the murder case against Florida neighborhood watch captain...
    on June 21, 2013 Source: FOX 13 Utah

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