MEANING: noun: A supporter or subordinate, especially one who engages in illegal activities for a powerful boss or criminal.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old English hengest (a male horse) + man. Earlier a henchman was an attendant who walked or rode beside a prince. Earliest documented use: 1360.

BENCHMAN - Jacoby Brisett, before this week and after next week. A player whose role is mostly to warm the bench.

HUNCHMAN - 1. Quasimodo; 2. the psychic who discredited himself by cancelling an appearance due to unforeseen circumstances

HENCEMAN - a student of Socrates, as presented by Plato