- gun moll.
- Archaic. a prostitute.
Origin of moll1
- (in music) written in a minor key; minor.
- a female given name.
Related Words for mollcourtesan, gigolo, bawd, strumpet, deceiver, betrayer, cheater, hustler, seducer, harlot, streetwalker, whore, tart
Examples from the Web for moll
Historical Examples of moll
Truly, my dear Moll Peascod would never know me in this dress.The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
And old Moll, also in her best clothes, stood behind her mistress's chair.Victor's Triumph
Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
At the door of the hall Donovan stopped and turned to von Moll.
Gorman edged up close to von Moll and caught him by the elbow.
If a horse sweats in the stable, Moll White has been upon his back.The De Coverley Papers
Joseph Addison and Others
- the female accomplice of a gangster
- a prostitute
Word Origin for moll
female proper name, shortened form of Molly, itself familiar for Mary. Used from c.1600 for "prostitute;" meaning "companion of a thief" is first recorded 1823. U.S. sense of "a gangster's girlfriend" is from 1923.