Definitions for menialˈmi ni əl, ˈmin yəl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
me•ni•alˈmi ni əl, ˈmin yəl(adj.)
of or suitable for servants; humble.
(n.)a domestic servant.
Origin of menial:
1350–1400; ME meynyal < AF me(i)nial
a domestic servant
humble, menial, lowly(adj)
used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)
A servant, especially a domestic servant.
A person who has a subservient nature.
His sister was a menial girl, but he sought to help her develop a mind of her own.
Of or relating to work normally performed by a servant.
Of or relating to unskilled work.
Origin: From meinial, from meignial, from meignee, from mansionata, from mansio, mansion.
belonging to a retinue or train of servants; performing servile office; serving
pertaining to servants, esp. domestic servants; servile; low; mean
a domestic servant or retainer, esp. one of humble rank; one employed in low or servile offices
a person of a servile character or disposition