Related to henchman (“faithful follower, supporter, groom”); perhaps a back-formation from that word.
hench (plural henches)
- (architecture) The narrow side of chimney stack, a haunch.
- (architecture) The side of an arch from the topmost part (crown) to the bottommost part (impost).
- (Britain, slang, MLE) Big, strong, and muscular.
- He's well hench.
- That's a seriously hench doorman.
- 2016 December 9, Boult, Adam, quoting Quashie, Elijah, “These brilliant videos about London's takeaway chicken shops are a YouTube hit”, in The Daily Telegraph:
- It caught me off guard because it was hench. My mind was like, ‘right, this burger’s hench’. I looked at it, right, ‘that look peng’, and it hit me two thirds of the way in, I clocked that the burger was not peng at all, it was just hench.