What does henchman mean?

Definitions for henchman
ˈhɛntʃ mənhench·man

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confederate, collaborator, henchman, partner in crime(noun)

    someone who assists in a plot

Wiktionary

  1. henchman(Noun)

    A loyal and trusted follower or subordinate.

    Etymology: From hencheman, henseman, henxman, from *, from hengst, hengest (from hangistaz, from ḱanḱest-) + mann. Cognate with Hengstmann, hestamaður. More at man.

  2. henchman(Noun)

    A person who supports a political figure chiefly out of selfish interests.

    Etymology: From hencheman, henseman, henxman, from *, from hengst, hengest (from hangistaz, from ḱanḱest-) + mann. Cognate with Hengstmann, hestamaður. More at man.

  3. henchman(Noun)

    A member of a criminal gang.

    Etymology: From hencheman, henseman, henxman, from *, from hengst, hengest (from hangistaz, from ḱanḱest-) + mann. Cognate with Hengstmann, hestamaður. More at man.

  4. henchman(Noun)

    A page to a prince or other person of high rank.

    Etymology: From hencheman, henseman, henxman, from *, from hengst, hengest (from hangistaz, from ḱanḱest-) + mann. Cognate with Hengstmann, hestamaður. More at man.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Henchman(noun)

    an attendant; a servant; a follower. Now chiefly used as a political cant term

    Etymology: [OE. hencheman, henxman; prob. fr. OE. & AS. hengest horse + E. man, and meaning, a groom. AS. hengest is akin to D. & G. hengst stallion, OHG. hengist horse, gelding.]

Freebase

  1. Henchman

    Henchman referred originally to one who attended on a horse for his employer, that is, a horse groom. Hence, like constable and marshal, also originally stable staff, henchman became the title of a subordinate official in a royal court or noble household. It is now used to generally describe any person with subordinate status derisively, while most often used specifically to a hired guard or minion of a villain or master criminal.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Henchman

    hensh′man, n. a servant: a page. [Not from haunch-man, but from A.S. hengest, a horse (Ger. hengst), and man.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Henchman

    A corruption of “Haunchman,” the groom or servant who out of doors was in constant attendance upon his master at the flank or haunches of his horse. See “Flunkey.”

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of henchman in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of henchman in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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Translations for henchman

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  • Handlanger, Anhängerin, Anhänger, Gefolgsmann, Scherge, Spießgeselle, HandlangerinGerman
  • μπράβοςGreek
  • secuaz, esbirroSpanish
  • aseenkantaja, jäsenFinnish
  • acolyte, sous-fifre, sbire, séideFrench
  • поборник, приспешник, прихвостень, сторонник, последовательRussian
  • pobočník, pravá ruka, nohsledSlovak
  • கையாள்Tamil
  • yandaş, uşak, çıkarcı yardımcı, yardımcıTurkish

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