plural mignons
: 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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Out flew the meat, memento mori mignon. Jack Fowler, National Review, 30 Apr. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mignon was circa 1919

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“Mignon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mignon. Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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