hench

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to henchman (faithful follower, supporter, groom); perhaps a back-formation from that word.

Noun[edit]

hench (plural henches)

  1. (architecture) The narrow side of chimney stack, a haunch.
  2. (architecture) The side of an arch from the topmost part (crown) to the bottommost part (impost).

Verb[edit]

hench (third-person singular simple present henches, present participle henching, simple past and past participle henched)

  1. (comics) To be a henchman or henchwoman, usually for a supervillain.

Adjective[edit]

hench (comparative more hench, superlative most hench)

  1. (UK, slang) Big, strong, and muscular.
    He's well hench.
    That's a seriously hench doorman.

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