moll

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British Dictionary definitions for mollest

moll

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

Word Origin for moll

C17: from Moll, familiar form of Mary
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Word Origin and History for mollest

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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