- The definition of a minion is an unimportant person who follows or serves someone more important.
An example of a minion is a maid who takes care of a queen or king.
- a favorite, esp. one who is a fawning, servile follower: term of contempt
- a subordinate official, deputy, or the like
- Obsolete a mistress or paramour
Origin: Fr mignon, favorite, darling: see mignon
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- An obsequious follower or dependent; a sycophant.
- A subordinate official, especially a servile one.
- One who is highly esteemed or favored; a darling.
Origin: French mignon, darling, from Old French mignot, mignon.