mignon

noun
mi·​gnon | \ mēn-ˈyōⁿ How to pronounce mignon (audio) , min-ˈyȯn How to pronounce mignon (audio) \
plural mignons

Definition of mignon

: filet mignon Next came tender mignons of veal with pears; fillet of duck topped with a refreshing orange rind garnish … And we even made room for homemade chocolate.— Alice Rubinstein Gochman … you can match your mignons … with a glass of Château Pichon-Longueville-Lalande 1981.— Harvey Steiman

First Known Use of mignon

circa 1919, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about mignon

Time Traveler for mignon

Time Traveler

The first known use of mignon was circa 1919

See more words from the same year

Statistics for mignon

Cite this Entry

“Mignon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mignon. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

Comments on mignon

What made you want to look up mignon? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!