minion

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min·ion

(mĭn′yən)
n.
1. An obsequious follower or dependent; a sycophant.
2. A subordinate official, especially a servile one.
3. One who is highly esteemed or favored; a darling.

[Early Modern English, from Middle French, lover, minion, from Old French mignon, possibly meaning "man who is sexually penetrated by another" (used as a term of abuse) : mign-, imitative root expressing delicacy or charm (as also in Old French mignot, pretty, charming; akin to mign- in Italian mignolo, the little finger or toe, and mignola, budding raceme of an olive tree, and Occitan minh- in minhot, darling) + -on, noun suffix (from Latin , -ōn-).]

minion

(ˈmɪnjən)
n
1. a favourite or dependant, esp a servile or fawning one
2. a servile agent: the minister's minions.
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a size of printer's type, approximately equal to 7 point
adj
dainty, pretty, or elegant
[C16: from French mignon, from Old French mignot, of Gaulish origin]

min•ion

(ˈmɪn yən)

n.
1. a servile follower or subordinate.
2. a minor official.
3. a favored person.
[1490–1500; < Middle French mignon, alter., by suffix replacement, of Old French mignot darling]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.minion - a servile or fawning dependantminion - a servile or fawning dependant  
dependant, dependent - a person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support)

minion

noun follower, henchman, underling, lackey, favourite, pet, creature, darling, parasite, cohort (chiefly U.S.), dependant, hanger-on, sycophant, yes man, toady, hireling, flunky, flatterer, lickspittle, bootlicker (informal) She delegated the job to one of her minions.

minion

noun
1. One who supports and adheres to another:
2. A person who is much loved:
Informal: sweetie.
Idiom: light of one's life.
Translations
تابِع كالعَبْد، آلَه مُسَخَّرَه
nohsledpatolízal
håndlanger
kegyelt
handbendi
pakalikaspavaldinys
pätolizač

minion

[ˈmɪnjən] N (= follower) → secuaz mf; (= servant) → paniaguado m

minion

[ˈmɪnjən] n (pejorative)grouillot mmini-series [ˈmɪnisɪəriːz] ntéléfilm m en plusieurs partiesmini-skirt miniskirt [ˈmɪniskɜːrt] nminijupe f

minion

n (old)Günstling m; (fig)Trabant m; she delegated the job to one of her minionssie beauftragte einen/eine ihrer Untergebenen, die Sache zu erledigen

minion

[ˈmɪnjən] n (pej) → galoppino

minion

(ˈminjən) noun
a slave-like follower or employee.