Meaning of henchman
Pronunciation: (hench'mun), [key]
— pl. -men.
- an unscrupulous and ruthless subordinate, esp. a criminal: The leader of the gang went everywhere accompanied by his henchmen.
- an unscrupulous supporter or adherent of a political figure or cause, esp. one motivated by the hope of personal gain: Hitler and his henchmen.
- a trusted attendant, supporter, or follower.
- a squire or page.
- henchman (Thesaurus)