Definition of henchman:
participator, cohort, advocate, retainer, abetter _or_ abettor, sidekick, confederate, quisling, companion, colleague, precede, over, adherent, supporter, coadjutor, cooperator, collaborator, pardner, disciple, satellite, partisan, collaborationist, ally, partner in crime.
assistant (part of speech: noun)
- servant (part of speech: noun)
The messenger brought back word that the vicar would be delighted to come, and at the hour named the sound of wheels upon the gravel announced the arrival of Strawberry, the old mare, drawing behind her the vicar and his aged henchman, Reynolds, in the traditional vicarage dogcart.- "A Tale of a Lonely Parish", F. Marion Crawford.
- "The Stolen Singer", Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger.
- "Dwellers in the Hills", Melville Davisson Post.