Definition of minion in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈminyən/


A follower or underling of a powerful person, especially a servile or unimportant one.
Example sentences
  • 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, flunky, lackey, hanger-on, follower, servant, hireling, vassal, stooge, toady, sycophant
informal yes-man, trained seal, bootlicker, brown-noser, suck-up


Late 15th century: from French mignon, mignonne.

Words that rhyme with minion

opinion, pinion

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Syllabification: min·ion

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