follow Dictionary.com

Submit your word to be a Word of the Day!

moll

[mol] /mɒl/
noun, Slang.
1.
2.
Archaic. a prostitute.
Origin
special use of Moll

moll

[mawl] /mɔl/
adjective, German.
1.
(in music) written in a minor key; minor.

Moll

[mol] /mɒl/
noun
1.
a female given name.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for moll
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for moll

moll

/mɒl/
noun (slang)
1.
the female accomplice of a gangster
2.
a prostitute
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
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for moll

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for moll

moll

noun
  1. A woman (1700s+ British)
  2. A prostitute (1604+)
  3. A criminal's woman companion, accomplice, girlfriend, etc; gun moll (1823+)

[fr Molly, nickname for Mary]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for moll

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for moll

6
9
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with moll

Nearby words for moll