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.
References in classic literature ?
I made slow headway at first, but I began to get dissatisfied at the idea of paying my minion five francs to hold my mule back by the tail and keep him from going up the hill, and so I discharged him.
It had come to pass that Mr Silas Wegg now rarely attended the minion of fortune and the worm of the hour, at his (the worm's and minion's) own house, but lay under general instructions to await him within a certain margin of hours at the Bower.
Methinks that I felt the presence of my brother's minion, even when I least guessed whom yonder suit of armour enclosed.
The Minions of Midas carried on their damnable work unhampered.
He has been seated on a throne surrounded with minions and mistresses, giving audience to the envoys of foreign potentates, in all the supercilious pomp of majesty.
Percy Driscoll slept well the night he saved his house minions from going down the river, but no wink of sleep visited Roxy's eyes.
From across the room Achmet Zek watched the unequal struggle and urged on his minions.
Men who smash windows do not remain to parley with the law's minions.
Wanting to check if someone trespassed in his area, he looked into his CCTV and saw that a man dressed as a giant minion was the culprit behind the missing piece of land.
The software is designed to run on the MinION, an instrument the size of a credit card that pulls in strands of DNA through its microscopic pores and reads out sequences of nucleotides, or the DNA letters A, T, C, G.
OUT OF TUNE: Minions, above, and villain Balthazar Bratt, left Minion Bratt
This bright bird has a Battlecry and now that Brann Bronzebeard can't double its effect, you just get a floater minion that can cycle something into your hand.