- gun moll
- a prostitute
Origin of mollfrom Moll, a diminutive of Mary
Origin of mollProbably from the name Moll nickname for Mary
(girlfriend of a surfie or bikie): Because Australian pronunciation merges the /É’/ and /É™ÊŠ/ phonemes before /l/ (both become [oÊŠl]), this word is very commonly spelt mole in Australia, probably by contamination with mole (“sneaky person"). Indeed, the Australian Oxford dictionary does not list the Australian meaning of the term under the headword moll, but only under mole, although it does recognise that mole in this sense is “probably" a mere “variant of moll".
From Moll, an archaic nickname for Mary (see also Molly).
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.