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minion

[ min-yuhn ]
/ ˈmɪn yən /
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noun
a servile follower or subordinate of a person in power.
a favored or highly regarded person.
a minor official.
Printing. a 7-point type.
adjective
dainty; elegant; trim; pretty.
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Origin of minion

1490–1500; <Middle French mignon, for Old French mignot dainty < ?

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH minion

minion , minyan
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British Dictionary definitions for minion

minion
/ (ˈmɪnjən) /

noun
a favourite or dependant, esp a servile or fawning one
a servile agentthe minister's minions
a size of printer's type, approximately equal to 7 point
adjective
dainty, pretty, or elegant

Word Origin for minion

C16: from French mignon, from Old French mignot, of Gaulish origin
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