Word of the Day: Minion

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Minion, used as a noun, means a subordinate or servile follower of another person. It can also mean a highly esteemed one. Used as an adjective minion means pretty or dainty.

For it was pity that blasted the life of a certain British Milquetoast named Arthur Rowe, pity that lured him between the tiger-smooth paws of Hitler’s minion. (NY Times)

As Meryl Streep’s high-strung minion in “The Devil Wears Prada,” Blunt delighted critics and audiences alike with her arch one-liners and eye shadow for miles. (LA Times)

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2 thoughts on “Word of the Day: Minion”

  1. “Used as an adjective minion means pretty or dainty.” – don’t you need a comma before “minion”?
    Thank you.

  2. I’ve heard the phrase, “The minions of heaven” and wonder what that means… Any help? I’m thinking the servants (like angels or?). Any thoughts?

    Thank you

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