noun pl. henchmen
Origin: ME henxtman, hencheman < OE hengest, stallion (see Hengist) + -man: orig. sense prob. “horse attendant”
See henchman in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English hengsman, henshman, servant to a person of rank
Origin: : hengest, horse (from Old English)
Origin: + man, man; see man.
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