Definition of minion noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmɪniən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪniən//
(disapproving or humorous)
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an unimportant person in an organization who has to obey orders; a servant While I was waiting to see him, a minion brought me some tea. Whenever the director needed more information, his minions were sent scurrying in all directions to obtain it. Word Originlate 15th cent.: from French mignon, mignonne.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: minion