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5 definitions found
 for Minion
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Minion \Min"ion\, a. [See 2d Minion.]
     Fine; trim; dainty. [Obs.] "Their . . . minion dancing."
     --Fryth.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Minion \Min"ion\, n.
     Minimum. [Obs.] --Burton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Minion \Min"ion\, n. [F. mignon, fr. OHG. minni love, G. minne;
     akin to E. mind. See Mind, and cf. Mignonette.]
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     1. A loved one; one highly esteemed and favored; -- in a good
        sense. [Obs.]
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              God's disciple and his dearest minion. --Sylvester.
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              Is this the Athenian minion whom the world
              Voiced so regardfully?                --Shak.
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     2. An obsequious or servile dependent or agent of another; a
        fawning favorite. --Sir J. Davies.
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              Go, rate thy minions, proud, insulting boy! --Shak.
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     3. (Print.) A small kind of type, in size between brevier and
        nonpareil.
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     4. An ancient form of ordnance, the caliber of which was
        about three inches. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  minion
      n 1: a servile or fawning dependant

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  106 Moby Thesaurus words for "minion":
     Charlie McCarthy, adherent, agent, ancilla, apple-polisher,
     appliance, ass-licker, backscratcher, backslapper, bootlick,
     bootlicker, brown-nose, brownie, clawback, contrivance, cosset,
     courtier, creature, cringer, darling, dependent, device, disciple,
     dummy, dupe, favorite, fawner, feudatory, figurehead, flatterer,
     flunky, follower, fondling, footlicker, gillie, go-between, goon,
     groveler, handmaid, handmaiden, handshaker, hanger-on, helot,
     henchman, homager, idol, implement, inferior, instrument,
     interagent, intermediary, intermediate, intermedium, jackal, jewel,
     kowtower, lackey, led captain, lever, lickspit, lickspittle, liege,
     liege man, man, matinee idol, mealymouth, mechanism, mediator,
     medium, midwife, myrmidon, organ, pawn, peon, pet, plaything,
     preference, puppet, retainer, satellite, serf, servant, slave,
     spaniel, spoiled child, stooge, subordinate, suck, sycophant, thug,
     timeserver, toad, toadeater, toady, tool, toy, trucker, truckler,
     tufthunter, underling, understrapper, vassal, vehicle, votary,
     yeoman, yes-man
  
  

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