minion1 [min′yən]
[Fr mignon, favorite, darling: see MIGNON]
1. a favorite, esp. one who is a fawning, servile follower: term of contempt
2. a subordinate official, deputy, or the like
3. Obs. a mistress or paramour
Rare delicate, dainty, etc.
minion2 [min′yən]

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  • Minion — Min ion, a. [See 2d {Minion}.] Fine; trim; dainty. [Obs.] Their . . . minion dancing. Fryth. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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