mollymawk

[mol-ee-mawk]
Also mallemuck, mol·ly·moke

Origin of mollymawk

1685–95; < Dutch mallemok, equivalent to malle, variant of mal foolish + mok < Norwegian mak mew2
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Historical Examples of mollymawk

  • He also came upon a mollymawk rookery on the south-western point of the island, and managed to take one of the birds by hand.


British Dictionary definitions for mollymawk

mollymawk

noun
  1. NZ an informal name for mallemuck
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