Pronunciation: (hench'mun),[key] —n., —pl.-men. 1. an unscrupulous and ruthless subordinate, esp. a criminal: The leader of the gang went everywhere accompanied by his henchmen. 2. an unscrupulous supporter or adherent of a political figure or cause, esp. one motivated by the hope of personal gain: Hitler and his henchmen. 3. a trusted attendant, supporter, or follower.
4. Obs.a squire or page.