- mining bee,
- mining eng.,
- mining engineering,
- mining geology,
- minion of the law,
Origin of minion
Examples from the Web for minion
Pranab Mukherjee, a minion brought in primarily to help speed up bank loans to Sanjay, is currently the president of India.
Even worse, Rajiv Shah, the new head of USAID, is a Hillary “minion,” as one insider puts it, who has hardly put up a fight.
I told the Minion that you were looking, I thought, to see if there were any clams in these waters.
I will have a garment reach to my taille; Then am I a minion, for I wear the new guise.The Romany Rye|George Borrow
The minion of a Czar and the representative of a nation cannot be united in one and the same person.The Arena|Various
The Minion pointed to the thicket, and with a wild yell disappeared.
Dennis and Turnpenny were among those who accompanied Drake in the Minion.With Drake on the Spanish Main|Herbert Strang
Word Origin for minion
c.1500, "a favorite; a darling; a low dependant; one who pleases rather than benefits" [Johnson], from Middle French mignon "a favorite, darling" (n.), also a term of (probably homosexual) abuse;" as an adjective, "dainty, pleasing, favorite," from Old French mignot "pretty, attractive, dainty, gracious, affectionate," perhaps of Celtic origin (cf. Old Irish min "tender, soft"), or from Old High German minnja, minna "love, memory" (see mind (n.)). Used 16c.-17c. without disparaging overtones.