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Mignon

[mee-nyawn]
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noun
  1. an opera (1866) by Ambroise Thomas.
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Historical Examples

  • Told him Mignons history and advised him to lock her up, snapped Jerry.

    Marjorie Dean, High School Junior

    Pauline Lester

  • Mignons disregard for sincerity and honor suited her admirably.

  • These be King's men, hasting after the Master of the Mignons.

    The White Plumes of Navarre

    Samuel Rutherford Crockett

  • By that I dont mean that we are to forget our promise to Mignons father.

  • Ever since she joined the Lookouts, Mignons been strutting around like a peacock.


British Dictionary definitions for mignons

mignon

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

Word Origin

C16: from French, from Old French mignot dainty
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for mignons

mignon

adj.

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

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