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Meaning of HENCHMAN

Pronunciation:  'henchmun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  someone who assists in a plot

HENCHMAN is a 8 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: collaborator, confederate, partner in crime
 See Also: accessary, accessory



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hench"man\, n.; pl. {-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.

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