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Trevor vs Minion - What's the difference?

trevor | minion |

As a noun minion is

a loyal servant of another, usually a more powerful being.

As an adjective minion is

(obsolete) favoured, beloved; "pet".



Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • , from Welsh Trefor. Popular in the UK in the 1950s and the 1960s.
  • * 1941 , The Destructors , Collected Stories, Heinemann 1941, page 327
  • He never wasted a word even to tell his name until that was required of him by the rules. When he said 'Trevor' it was a statement of fact, not as it would have been with the others a statement of shame or defiance. - - - There was every reason why T., as he was afterwards referred to, should have been an object of mockery - there was his name ( and they substituted the initial because otherwise they had no excuse not to laugh at it ) - - -





    (wikipedia minion)


    (en noun)
  • A loyal servant of another, usually a more powerful being.
  • *{{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author=Kevin Heng
  • , title= Why Does Nature Form Exoplanets Easily? , volume=101, issue=3, page=184, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=In the past two years, NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope has located nearly 3,000 exoplanet candidates ranging from sub-Earth-sized minions to gas giants that dwarf our own Jupiter.}}
  • A sycophantic follower.
  • (obsolete) A loved one; one highly esteemed and favoured.
  • * Sylvester
  • God's disciple and his dearest minion
  • * William Shakespeare, Timon of Athens , IV-III
  • Is this the Athenian minion whom the world / Voiced so regardfully?
  • (obsolete) An ancient form of ordnance with a calibre of about three inches.
  • (Beaumont and Fletcher)
  • (typography, uncountable) A size of type smaller than brevier but larger than nonpareil, roughly equivalent to 7pt.
  • (Burton)


    * (loyal servant) disciple, follower, henchman, stooge, toady


    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Favoured, beloved; "pet".
  • *, vol.1, p.148:
  • These favours, with the commodities that follow minion Courtiers, corrupthis libertie, and dazle his judgement.