- a female companion of a criminal.
- a female criminal.
Origin of gun moll
Also called moll.
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- slang a female criminal or a woman who associates with criminals
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Word Origin and History for gun moll
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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