One who is obliged to do menial work. SYN. dog's-body, dog's body
An employee whose duties include running errands; lackey
1. A personal maid or female attendant; SYN. handmaiden.
2. In a subordinate position; SYN. handmaiden, servant.
(Irregular plural: handymen).
A man skilled in various odd jobs and other small tasks; SYN. jack of all trades, odd-job man.
ETYM Old Eng. hencheman, henxman; prob. from Old Eng. and AS. hengest horse + Eng. man, and meaning, a groom. AS. hengest is akin to Dutch and German hengst stallion, Old High Germ. hengist horse, gelding.
(Irregular plural: henchmen).
An attendant; a servant; a follower, especially for the accomplishment of mean or base deeds.