dated slang A jocular term for a first-year female college student, combining the "-sh-" of "freshman" with "wench." The term likely originated at Dartmouth College in the 1980s. Primarily heard in US. The party on Saturday was full of hot shwenches!
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n. a female freshman. (Collegiate. From fresh + wench.) A couple of giggling shwenches showed up to cheer on the team.
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