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English definition of “henchman”


noun [C]     /ˈhenʃmən/ (plural henchmen)
someone who does unpleasant jobs for a powerful person Helping and co-operating
(Definition of henchman noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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