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


a female given name.
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moll (mɒl)
1.  the female accomplice of a gangster
2.  a prostitute
[C17: from Moll, familiar form of Mary]

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Word Origin & History

1567, female name, shortened form of Molly, itself familiar for Mary. Used from 1604 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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Example sentences
In another episode, a gangster and his moll hide there during a police manhunt.
He sleeps with a yakuza's moll who has a dragon tattoo on her back.
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