AskDefine | Define minion

Dictionary Definition

minion n : a servile or fawning dependant

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English

Etymology

From etyl frm mignon.

Pronunciation

/ˈmɪnjən/

Noun

  1. A loyal servant of another, usually more powerful being.
    The archvillain deployed his minions to simultaneously rob every bank in the city.
  2. A sycophantic follower

Synonyms

Translations

loyal servant of another more powerful being

Adjective

  1. Favoured, beloved; "pet".
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, vol. 1 p. 148:
      These favours, with the commodities that follow minion Courtiers, corrupt [...] his libertie, and dazle his judgement.

Extensive Definition

Minion may refer to:

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