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Meaning of HENCH


What Does HENCH Mean?

The word HENCH describes someone (typically a man) who is large, fit, and muscular.

The origin of the word HENCH is under debate. The most common theory is that it derives from the word henchman.

Henchman originates from the Old English word "hengest" (male horse). A henchman was someone who looked after his master's horses (i.e., a squire). Later, the word developed to mean "a faithful follower or political supporter, especially one prepared to engage in crime or violence by way of service". As a squire or someone prepared to engage in violence is likely to be fairly butch, it is feasible that henchman is the origin of the adjective HENCH (meaning large, fit, and muscular).

Another theory is that HENCH was born spontaneously, and it derives its sound from an amalgam of words like hunky, butch, and bench; i.e., it just sounds like it should mean large, fit, and muscular.
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Definition for HENCH

HENCH means "Well-built". This is the most common definition for HENCH on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about HENCH:

HENCH
Definition:Well-built, Strong, Muscular
Type:Word
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
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When I write HENCH, I mean this:

meaning of HENCH
Hench means fit and muscular. It possibly derives from the word henchman.
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Examples of HENCH in Sentences

Here are examples of HENCH being used in sentences:
  • Janet's new boyfriend is HENCH.
  • The new Audi looks HENCH.
  • (HENCH can also be used figuratively.)

An Academic Look at HENCH

The adjective HENCH is typically used as a predicative adjective (i.e., after the thing it describes), but it can also be used as an attributive adjective (i.e., immediately before the thing it describes). For example:
  • John is HENCH.
  • (Here, HENCH is describing John. It is a predicative adjective.)
  • He is a HENCH lad.
  • (Here, HENCH is describing lad. It is an attributive adjective.)

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "butch" or "beefcake" instead of HENCH.

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Using HENCH on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, and Yubl)

 
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