a servile follower or subordinate of a person in power.
a favored or highly regarded person.
a minor official.
Printing. a 7-point type.
dainty; elegant; trim; pretty.
- minion , minyan
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How to use minion in a sentence
And it gave Baghdadi the opportunity to praise his new minions, blessing them as his official representatives.
He has warned about a nefarious gay plot he uncovered that proves gays are planning to turn “your sons” into “minions” of gay men.Meet the Man Running for Congress on an Anti-Muslim Platform | Dean Obeidallah | July 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It also allowed people like Rodriguez and his former minions to go to the press and repeat their lies over and over again.
Unlike in Saving Mr. Banks, Travers was never won over by Disney, his minions, or the movie they made together.The Real Walt Disney, Not the ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Version | Andrew Romano | December 14, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He is surrounded by minions (one of whom, for the record, is smoking).Karl Lagerfeld Shows His Paternal Side in Carine Roitfeld Documentary | Isabel Wilkinson | September 3, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
But now the duke and the cardinal, who had none but their own minions about them, seemed to take pleasure in abasing her.Catherine de' Medici | Honore de Balzac
The minions had not allowed him to be ignorant of what had passed, and he had heard the people cry, "Vive le roi!"Chicot the Jester | Alexandre Dumas, Pere
He saw them clinging to the half frantic husband and father, when the minions of a wicked law tore him away from them for ever.The Duty of Disobedience to the Fugitive Slave Act | Lydia Maria Child
True, he had killed Selba, but certainly the Martian had minions—men who could carry on without him.The Revolt of the Star Men | Raymond Gallun
The minions of the rebel chief circled and swirled about their commander's ship in wild soundless salute.The Revolt of the Star Men | Raymond Gallun
British Dictionary definitions for minion
a favourite or dependant, esp a servile or fawning one
a servile agent: the minister's minions
a size of printer's type, approximately equal to 7 point
dainty, pretty, or elegant
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