A follower or subordinate of a powerful person, typically one who is unscrupulous or carries out orders unquestioningly.
‘one of Hitler’s myrmidons’
‘Sixteen metres below the raging battle, Hitler and his myrmidons were ensconced in a bunker that lacked the facilities to track enemy movements.’
‘He has three directors, three deputies and a plethora of myrmidons.’
‘The general prepared to say something to them but halted, seeing the two myrmidons’ faces.’
‘Yesterday’s thoughts on American gun culture reminded me of something that happened when this middle England muser was a backstage myrmidon at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.’
‘Perhaps he should ask the myrmidon outside his door nicely if he could go one more time to the Great Library.’