What is a minion?

Olga Kravchenko
Olga Kravchenko
January 26, 2015
What is a minion?

Few can answer the question of what a minion is. This word has several completely different meanings, but they all originated from the same French word.

About derivatives from fr.mignon read below.

Translated from the French minion means "cutie", "baby". So in medieval France were called favorites and minions of high-ranking persons. At the court, minions combined the roles of a guard, adviser, and just a lover. It was thanks to the latter function that the word "minion" in the following centuries had a little contempt.

  • Mignon is also called the beautiful ballroom dance of the mid-XIX century.
  • Minion is a small typographic font.
  • There are minions in cooking - this is a special kind of cheese and a dish of finely chopped roasted meat.
  • Minion is one of the names of a small vinyl record.

But the minions were widely known after the release of the cartoon "Despicable Me", in which the army of servants of the main villain was called the minions. These charming creatures deserve the sympathy of television viewers.

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