gun moll

noun Slang.

a female companion of a criminal.
a female criminal.

Origin of gun moll

1905–10; gun in earlier British argot “thief” (see ganef), later taken as gun1, which has influenced sense; cf. son of a gun
Also called moll. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for gun moll

gun moll


slang a female criminal or a woman who associates with criminals
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