- any of certain livebearing freshwater fishes of the genus Mollienisia, popular in home aquariums.
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- a type of expansion bolt having a split, sleevelike sheath threaded at one end so that when inserted snugly into masonry the turning of the bolt draws the ends of the sheath together, thus spreading the sides.
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Examples from the Web for molly
Until she was indicted on multiple sex abuse charges on Wednesday, Baltimore socialite Molly Shattuck was practically perfect.From Baltimore Ravens Cheerleader to Mrs. Robinson
November 6, 2014
Everyone from Miley Cyrus to Kanye West has sung about MDMA, also known as ‘molly.’This is ‘Your Brain on MDMA’
Alex Chancey, The Daily Beast Video
October 17, 2014
I hate to break the news, but Molly Shannon would definitely not make it through the zombie apocalypse.Molly Shannon on ‘Life After Beth,’ Turning 50, and ‘Never Been Kissed’
August 17, 2014
Feast your eyes on the new music video for “Break Free,” brought to you by Ariana Grande, Zedd, and Molly.Ariana Grande’s Gay-Friendly Intergalactic Dance Party
August 13, 2014
You see, Molly also knows things—some of which unfold in flashbacks—with many more revelations likely to come in future episodes.Surprise! Halle Berry’s Career Is ‘Extant’
July 9, 2014
Matt Abrahamson's daughter Molly had had a baby who had died a month or so before.
And Molly Abrahamson used to warn him to keep out of her father's way.
I had to rap a second time before Molly Wemple appeared to let me in.In the Valley
She broke the rich brown loaf in the middle, and divided a piece with Molly.
Molly, who did not know what it was all about, had no need to know.
- any brightly coloured tropical or subtropical American freshwater cyprinodont fish of the genus Mollienisia
- Irish informal an effeminate, weak, or cowardly boy or man
Word Origin and History for molly
seabird, 1857, short for mollymawk, from Dutch mallemok, from mal "foolish" + mok "gull."
fem. proper name, a familiar form of Mary.