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02 October 2013 @ 03:33 am
Word of the day - minion  
Mmmm... Minions. Yes. Needs more minions.

minion   \MIN-yun\   noun
1 : a servile dependent, follower, or underling
2 : one highly favored : idol
3 : a subordinate or petty official

Did you know?
"Minion" comes to us from Middle French and has a somewhat surprising cousin in English: "filet mignon." The two words are connected by way of Middle French "mignon," meaning "darling." "Minion" entered English around 1500 directly from Middle French, whereas "filet mignon" arrived significantly later by way of a Modern French phrase meaning "dainty fillet." The earliest uses of "minion" referred to someone who was a particular favorite, or darling, of a sovereign or other important personage. Over time, however, the word evolved a more derogatory sense referring to a person who is servile and unimportant.
Albredaalbreda on October 2nd, 2013 12:21 pm (UTC)
:) I like how we get to play with both modern and historic definitions and uses. :)