“He was always in the political equation,” Nixon henchman Chuck Colson once told me.
En route, Tron encounters the MCP's henchman, Sark, and the two battle it out cyberstyle.
That has the Journal newsroom worrying they could end up working for a controversial Rupert henchman.
As Zabern spoke he moved slightly to one side, in order to screen the movements of his henchman.
It was not the Samurai but the henchman who was weak and wrong.
Methinks the wicked lord's heart gave a throb of fear, as he hurried out to the gate to meet his henchman.
And Mrs. henchman answered as Gertrude had meant she should.
And now Boarface rushed in again and as the axes came together called to his henchman to strike more surely.
No henchman he worthied by weapons, if witness his features, his peerless presence!
I'm nothin' but a plain cow hand from the Brazos; but I don't take 'henchman' from nobody!
mid-14c., hengestman, later henshman (mid-15c.) "high-ranking servant (usually of gentle birth), attendant upon a king, nobleman, etc.," originally "groom," probably from man (n.) + Old English hengest "horse, stallion, gelding," from Proto-Germanic *hangistas (cf. Old Frisian hengst, Dutch hengest, German Hengst "stallion"), perhaps literally "best at springing," from PIE *kenku- (cf. Greek kekiein "to gush forth;" Lithuanian sokti "to jump, dance;" Breton kazek "a mare," literally "that which belongs to a stallion").
Perhaps modeled on Old Norse compound hesta-maðr "horse-boy, groom." The word became obsolete in England but was retained in Scottish as "personal attendant of a Highland chief," in which sense Scott revived it in literary English from 1810. Sense of "obedient or unscrupulous follower" is first recorded 1839, probably based on a misunderstanding of the word as used by Scott.