• synonyms


adjective German.
  1. (in music) written in a minor key; minor.
Show More
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for mollest


noun slang
  1. the female accomplice of a gangster
  2. a prostitute
Show More

Word Origin

C17: from Moll, familiar form of Mary
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for mollest


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.

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper