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[mol] /mɒl/
noun, Slang.
Archaic. a prostitute.
Origin of moll1
special use of Moll


[mawl] /mɔl/
adjective, German.
(in music) written in a minor key; minor.


[mol] /mɒl/
a female given name. Unabridged
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  • But I was not regardless of moll's welfare when she returned, neither.

    A Set of Rogues Frank Barrett
  • It set me thinking about what a moll the fellow was in that cave business.

    The Kopje Garrison George Manville Fenn
  • Gogs bleakey, moll, if you haven't a recait for squeezin' the parliaminthary flaviour out of the herrib!

    The Bunsby papers John Brougham
  • "And so you are Murdering moll's daughter," says he, chuckling to himself.

    The Light of Scarthey Egerton Castle
  • Dr. moll honors his readers by a frankness which may seem brutal to some of them.

  • Mr. moll was the witness of this, and had the papers in his care.

  • Gorman closed the door behind her and then drew his chair close to that on which von moll was sitting.

    The Island Mystery George A. Birmingham
  • The wife of Mr. moll is an English woman, a pious Independent.

  • “An old comrade of yours at orange-vending before you lost the art of acting,” he suggested, with a glance at moll.

    Mistress Nell George C. Hazelton, Jr.
  • Truly, my dear moll Peascod would never know me in this dress.

British Dictionary definitions for moll


noun (slang)
the female accomplice of a gangster
a prostitute
Word Origin
C17: from Moll, familiar form of Mary
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Word Origin and History for moll


female proper name, shortened form of Molly, itself familiar for Mary. Used from c.1600 for "prostitute;" meaning "companion of a thief" is first recorded 1823. U.S. sense of "a gangster's girlfriend" is from 1923.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for moll



  1. A woman (1700s+ British)
  2. A prostitute (1604+)
  3. A criminal's woman companion, accomplice, girlfriend, etc; gun moll (1823+)

[fr Molly, nickname for Mary]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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