[min-yon; French mee-nyawn]
- small and pretty; delicately pretty.
Origin of mignon
From French, dating back to 1550–60; see origin at minion
- an opera (1866) by Ambroise Thomas.
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Examples from the Web for mignon
"You know, he's been waiting there since this morning," Mignon informed them.
What ails Mignon that he should be looking at his wife in that severe way?
On arriving Fauchery had indicated him to Mignon with a wink of the eye.
Then she sped away, and Mignon, in utter astonishment, ran after her.
I don't believe Mother would like to have me associate with Mignon.Marjorie Dean
- small and pretty; dainty
C16: from French, from Old French mignot dainty
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Word Origin and History for mignon
"delicately formed," 1550s, French, literally "delicate, charming, pretty;" see minion. As a noun, "pretty child," from 1827.
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