Definition of minion in English:

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minion

Pronunciation: /ˈmɪnjən/

noun

A follower or underling of a powerful person, especially a servile or unimportant one: he gets oppressed minions like me to fob them off
More 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.
Synonyms
underling, henchman, flunkey, lackey, hanger-on, follower, camp follower, servant, hireling, vassal, stooge, creature, toady, sycophant, flatterer, fawner, lickspittle, myrmidon
informal yes-man, bootlicker
British informal poodle, dogsbody
North American informal gofer, suck-up, brown-nose
Indian informal chamcha
British vulgar slang arse-licker, bum-sucker
North American vulgar slang ass-kisser

Origin

Late 15th century: from French mignon, mignonne.

Words that rhyme with minion

opinion, pinion

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: min¦ion

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