Definitions

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  • n. The narrow side of chimney stack, a haunch.
  • n. The side of an arch from the topmost part (crown) to the bottommost part (impost).
  • v. To be a henchman or henchwoman, usually for a supervillain.
  • adj. Big, strong, and muscular.

Etymologies

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

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  • This is UK slang ... per other info most likely London slang.

    The root of the word means horse: O.E. hengest "horse, stallion, gelding," from P.Gmc. **hangistas (cf. O.Fris. hengst, Du. hengest, Ger. Hengst "stallion"). Related to henchman (“high-ranking servant”).

    September 10, 2011

  • This is UK slang ... per other info most likely London slang.

    The root of the word means horse: O.E. hengest "horse, stallion, gelding," from P.Gmc. **hangistas (cf. O.Fris. hengst, Du. hengest, Ger. Hengst "stallion"). Related to henchman (“high-ranking servant”).

    September 10, 2011