Definition of henchman noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

henchman

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈhɛntʃmən//
 
(pl. henchmen
NAmE//ˈhɛntʃmən//
 
)
 
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a faithful supporter of a powerful person, for example a political leader or criminal, who is prepared to use violence or become involved in illegal activities to help that person his ruthless henchmen
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