moll

1
[ mol ]
/ mɒl /

noun Slang.

Archaic. a prostitute.

Nearby words

  1. molinos,
  2. molinos, miguel de,
  3. moliones,
  4. molise,
  5. molière,
  6. moll flanders,
  7. mollah,
  8. mollendo,
  9. mollescent,
  10. mollet

Origin of moll

1
special use of Moll

moll

2
[ mawl ]
/ mɔl /

adjective German.

(in music) written in a minor key; minor.

Moll

[ mol ]
/ mɒl /

noun

a female given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for moll

moll

/ (mɒl) /

noun slang

the female accomplice of a gangster
a prostitute

Word Origin for moll

C17: from Moll, familiar form of Mary

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Word Origin and History for moll

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.

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