Definition of minion in English:
A follower or underling of a powerful person, especially a servile or unimportant one: he gets oppressed minions like me to fob them off
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- How can Ministers, mandarins, and minions be kept away from cricket matches meant for the paying public?
- Why, then, insist that the minions should be happy to have suffered under colonial rule?
- It was especially interesting to see how these minions went into overdrive after the recent Loyalist riots.
underling, henchman, flunkey, lackey, hanger-on, follower, camp follower, servant, hireling, vassal, stooge, creature, toady, sycophant, flatterer, fawner, lickspittle, myrmidon
British informal poodle, dogsbody
Indian informal chamcha
North American vulgar slang ass-kisser
late 15th century: from French mignon, mignonne.
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