A minion is a follower devoted to serving his/her master relentlessly.

Minion may refer to:



  • Minion (solver), constraint solver
  • Minion (typeface), the name of a typeface designed by Robert Slimbach in 1990 for Adobe Systems. The name comes from the traditional naming system for type sizes, in which minion is between nonpareil and brevier. It is inspired by late Renaissance-era type

Arts and entertainment

  • Maelstrom's Minions, Marvel Comics supervillains Gronk, Helio, and Phobius that work for Maelstrom
  • Mandarin's Minions, a group of Marvel Comics villains led by and brought together by The Mandarin
  • Minion (comics), a DC Comics superhero who was a member of the Teen Titans
  • Minion Hunter, a board game originally released in 1992 by Games Designers Workshop
  • Minions (flash game), a 2008 flash game featured on the Casual Collective website
  • Minions of Mirth, a 2005 role-playing game for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows by Prairie Games, Inc
  • Minions, small creatures from Despicable Me, a 2010 American computer-animated 3-D feature film from Universal
  • Overlord: Minions, a 2009 puzzle video game for the Nintendo DS
  • The creatures controlled by the player character in Overlord
  • The Minion, a 1998 American and Canadian action supernatural horror film directed by Jean-Marc Piché
  • Minion, a character from the animated movie Megamind
  • Minions, people who follow Misha Collins' Twitter.
  • Minions, Blair Waldorf's followers at Constance Billard School in the television show Gossip Girl


  • Joseph Minion, American film director and screenwriter, best known for Martin Scorsese's After Hours (1985)
  • Fred Minion, an English professional footballer who played as a wing half

Other uses

See also

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  • Minion — Schriftart Minion Kategorie Serif …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Minion — Min ion, n. [F. mignon, fr. OHG. minni love, G. minne; akin to E. mind. See {Mind}, and cf. {Mignonette}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A loved one; one highly esteemed and favored; in a good sense. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] God s disciple and his dearest… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • minion — ► NOUN ▪ a servile or unimportant follower of a powerful person. ORIGIN from French mignon pretty, dainty, sweet ; the term was originally used in a derogatory way to refer to a homoerotic relationship between a male minion and his patron …   English terms dictionary

  • Minion — Min ion, n. Minimum. [Obs.] Burton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Minion — (fr., spr. Miniong, Schriftg.), so v.w. Mignonne …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • minion — MINIÓN s.n. (Poligr.) Colonel. [pron. nion. / < fr. mignon, germ. Mignon]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 19.11.2008. Sursa: DN …   Dicționar Român

  • minion — (n.) c.1500, a favorite; a darling; a low dependant; one who pleases rather than benefits [Johnson], from M.Fr. mignon a favorite, darling (n.), also a term of (probably homosexual) abuse; as an adjective, dainty, pleasing, favorite, from O.Fr.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • minion — [n] sycophant backscratcher*, backslapper*, bootlicker*, brownnoser*, dependent, doormat, fan, fawner, flatterer, flunky*, follower, groupie, hanger on*, lackey, parasite, puppet, slave, stooge*, subordinate, toady, yes man/woman, yes person;… …   New thesaurus

  • minion — minion1 [min′yən] n. [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 adj. Rare delicate, dainty …   English World dictionary

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