Monday, January 12, 2009


noun. An underling who could charitably be described as non-svelte.

Related terms: henchboobs, hench-bunny-men, henchchicken, hench-commissioner, henchdoofus, henchdork, henchgoon, henchmoron, henchnoncorporeal being, hench-poodle, henchscum, henchzombie, underhenchling.

Real citation: "You never fight the god, just go inside and pilfer all the treasure and fight battles. It's examples such as these that take well-worn clichés - such as the RPG blob or bat, skeleton, etc and make that cliché into something fresh and interesting. Not to mention extremely silly. I mean there are conversations you have with the blob 'heavies' - yes tough guy mini-boss blobs who threaten to do you in. The whole scenario is just hilarious, as all the enemies inside the giant blob are laughably weak. Just imagine a three year old threatening to beat you up - would you feel scared? And so it is with the blob henchmen, or henchblobs."
(July 7, 2006, Buttonhole,

Made-up citation: "I have a surefire solution to awkward social solutions: a crack squadron of henchblobs. You'd be surprised how easily social anxiety is forgotten when you're fighting for your life against amorphous, 2000-pound monsters. It really takes the edge off."

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