Origin of mall
Examples from the Web for mall
Your general reaction runs along the lines of: “When will these geezers give it up and go for a mall walk or something?”
They had to go to the bazaar -- as the mall was then called -- and buy them.
Someone dressed as an Emirati woman killed an American teacher in a mall bathroom.Middle East Murder Mystery: Who Killed an American Teacher in Abu Dhabi?|Chris Allbritton|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Contrary to what you may assume about me, I actually enjoy the occasional trip to the mall.
“You can read my eyes for the truth,” he told me at one point at the mall, before he switched to speaking Arabic.Local Truces Are Syria’s Sad Little Pieces of Peace|Joshua Hersh|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Here they met to criticise each other and talk scandal, in imitation of the fine folks to be seen on the Mall at St. James's.The Manchester Rebels of the Fatal '45|William Harrison Ainsworth
I saw him yesterday in the Mall with his turban; which really becomes him very well.Life and Correspondence of David Hume, Volume II (of 2)|John Hill Burton
All without was still, not a leaf stirred on the trees in the Mall; no human figure was to be seen.Godolphin, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The mall, or boulevard of our Common, you know, has various branches leading from it in different directions.The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table|Oliver Wendell Holmes
But a week ago he had spoken a kindly word in the Mall to one who had rarely a kind word from an honest man.The Path of the King|John Buchan
British Dictionary definitions for mall
Word Origin for mall
Word Origin and History for mall
1737, "shaded walk serving as a promenade," generalized from The Mall, name of a broad, tree-lined promenade in St. James's Park, London (so called from 1670s, earlier Maill, 1640s), which was so called because it formerly was an open alley that was used to play pall-mall, a croquet-like game involving hitting a ball with a mallet through a ring, from French pallemaille, from Italian pallamaglio, from palla "ball" (see balloon) + maglio "mallet" (see mallet). Modern sense of "enclosed shopping gallery" is from 1963. Mall rat is from 1985.