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minion

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noun min·ion \ˈmin-yən\

Simple Definition of minion

  • : someone who is not powerful or important and who obeys the orders of a powerful leader or boss

Full Definition of minion

  1. 1 :  a servile dependent, follower, or underling

  2. 2 :  one highly favored :  idol

  3. 3 :  a subordinate or petty official

Examples of minion

  1. one of the boss's minions

  2. <most of the top appointments went to the new governor's personal minions and political cronies>



Origin of minion

Middle French mignon darling


First Known Use: circa 1500

Rhymes with minion


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