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Definitions of henchmen



plural noun

  1. See henchman

henchman (ˈhɛntʃmən



(plural) -men
  1. a faithful attendant or supporter
  2. (archaic) a squire; page

Word Origin

C14: hengestman, from Old English hengest stallion + man; related to Old Norse hestr horse, Old High German hengist gelding


View thesaurus entry
= attendant, supporter, heavy (slang), associate, aide, follower, subordinate, bodyguard, minder (slang), crony, sidekick (slang), cohort (mainly US), right-hand man, minion, satellite, myrmidon

Example Sentences Including 'henchmen'

Two more henchmen dropped from the tunnel archway, crouched a second then straightened to stand with the Sidolis.
Gash, Jonathan The Tartan Ringers
Why, I mused, had the Judge and his henchmen waited four or five days before coming forward with their will?
Matthews, Lew A Conviction of Guilt
She was not sure why she decided to suppress the next bit: how Wayne had tricked Cantrell's henchmen in Macclesfield.
Hilton, John Buxton Passion in the Peak


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