a female companion of a criminal.
a female criminal.
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- gun control,
- gun crew,
- gun deck,
- gun dog,
- gun for,
- gun room,
- gun tackle,
Origin of gun moll
Also called moll.
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slang a female criminal or a woman who associates with criminals
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
1908, "female criminal," second element from nickname of Mary, used of disreputable females since early 1600s; first element from slang gonif "thief" (1885), from Yiddish, from Hebrew gannabh "thief."
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