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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Henchman \Hench"man\ (h[e^]nch"man), n.; pl. -men (-men). [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.]
An attendant; a servant; a follower. Now chiefly used as a
political cant term.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: someone who assists in a plot [syn: confederate,
collaborator, henchman, partner in crime]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
61 Moby Thesaurus words for "henchman":
adherent, appendage, associate, attendant, bodyguard, buddy, buff,
cavaliere servente, cohort, confidant, courtier, creature, crony,
dangler, dependent, disciple, dummy, fan, figurehead, flunky,
follower, following, gangster, gillie, goon, gunsel, hanger-on,
hatchet man, heavy, heeler, homme de cour, hooligan, jackal,
lackey, man, minion, myrmidon, parasite, partisan, public, puppet,
pursuer, pursuivant, retainer, right-hand man, satellite, sectary,
servant, shadow, sidekick, stooge, successor, supporter, sycophant,
tagtail, tail, thug, torpedo, trainbearer, votary, ward heeler
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