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"henchman" in British English

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henchmannoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈhentʃ.mən/ (plural -men uk   /-mən/ us   ) disapproving
someone who does ​unpleasant or ​illegal things for a ​powerfulperson: Like other ​dictators, he ​tried to ​distance himself from the ​dirtydeedscarried out by his henchmen.
(Definition of henchman from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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henchmannoun [C]

 us   /ˈhentʃ·mən/ (plural -men  /-ˌmen/ ) disapproving
a ​person who is ​loyal to and ​works for someone in a ​position of ​authority and is ​willing to ​help that ​personeven by ​hurtingothers or by ​committingcrimes: Although the ​presidentkept himself above the ​fray, his henchmen were ​blaming everyone.
(Definition of henchman from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “henchman”
in Spanish secuaz, partidario…
in Vietnamese tay sai…
in Malaysian konco…
in Thai ลูกน้อง…
in French acolyte…
in German der Anhänger…
in Chinese (Simplified) 党羽,爪牙,帮凶…
in Turkish kötü işler için güçlü biri tarafından kullanılan adam(lar)…
in Russian приспешник, прихвостень…
in Indonesian pendukung…
in Chinese (Traditional) 黨羽,爪牙,幫兇…
in Polish poplecznik…
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