trusted follower/confidant

nicole110

Senior Member
chinese from Taiwan
Hi, all

I want to use one accurate word to convey the meaning: A is a servant of B, A is close to and faithful to B and B trusts A. Besides, B is a bad guy. In this situation, which word is better, confidant or trusted follower?

e.g. The mafia boss will send his trusted follower/confidant to deal with this matter.
 
  • nicole110

    Senior Member
    chinese from Taiwan
    The choice of words depends on the register (formal? informal? casual slang?), but you have not told us what that is. A general term that might work is "henchman."
    i'd like to use formal words. what words will be suitable here? could you do me a favor to provide it?
     

    nicole110

    Senior Member
    chinese from Taiwan
    Is there some reason why you think my suggestion of "henchman" is unsuitable, and should be rejected?
    i think your suggestion is good. Thank you for your suggestion. As you said that "The choice of words depends on the register (formal? informal? casual slang?)", i questioned.
     
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