mignon

[min-yon; French mee-nyawn]
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adjective

small and pretty; delicately pretty.

Nearby words

  1. mightily,
  2. mightiness,
  3. mightn't,
  4. mighty,
  5. migmatite,
  6. mignonette,
  7. mignonne,
  8. migraine,
  9. migrant,
  10. migrate

Origin of mignon

From French, dating back to 1550–60; see origin at minion

Mignon

[mee-nyawn]

noun

an opera (1866) by Ambroise Thomas.
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British Dictionary definitions for mignon

mignon

adjective

small and pretty; dainty
Derived Formsmignonne (ˈmɪnjɒn, French miɲɔn), fem n

Word Origin for mignon

C16: from French, from Old French mignot dainty

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Word Origin and History for mignon

mignon

adj.

"delicately formed," 1550s, French, literally "delicate, charming, pretty;" see minion. As a noun, "pretty child," from 1827.

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