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Definition someone considered to be an unimportant servant or follower of someone considered important

Much more rarely (and archaically), minion can reference someone who is highly favored by another who is more powerful; or a mistress; or something small such as a typeface or caliber of munition.
  • His minions follow, and he peels out, leaving the truth behind.
    Angie Thomas  --  The Hate U Give
minions = unimportant followers
  • Dorian, I'm your father's minion.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • It was very soon withdrawn from circulation by Stalin's Polish minions, and has not been reissued since, either in Poland or outside.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • I am the furthest minion of the Dark Tower.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • I have always known it possible that he could have many minions and pawns surrounding a case, a swarm invisible even to the spy.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • We're holding off the giant's minions, but we can't hold them forever.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • Fortunately, the attention of Umbridge and her minions was focused too exclusively upon Hermione to notice these suspicious signs.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Thou teachest me,—minion, your dear lies dead, And your unbless'd fate hies.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • It reads: .... gatekeeper at Ithro Zhada is to let this bearer and his minions pass.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • "Well, you pampered minion!" said Stephen, leaning to pull the long curly ears that drooped over Maggie's arm.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • Was it likely, moreover, that the minions of the torturer had not foreseen and provided for this possibility!
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Apparently, we'd lost Luke and his minions in the maze.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • These are their minions, while their tables gleam and groan under big roasts, with loaves and wine.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • O heart corrupt, a woman's minion thou!
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • The minion that does all her dirty work.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • No doubt Santos's minions were checking the streets, a final inspection before the high priest of conduits appeared.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • He already felt like enough of a misfit without trying to explain his new undead minion.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • "I'm in an alliance to take over the public school system and all its minions with your daughter."
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • What we need is a pre-prank that coincides with an attack on Kevin and his minions," she said.
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska
  • Besides, Aeolus, the King of the Winds, has sent his most powerful minions to guard the citadel.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian

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