mollymawk

mollymawk

[mol-ee-mawk]
noun
any of various oceanic birds, as the fulmar or albatross.
Also, mallemuck, mollymoke.


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

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mollymawk (ˈmɒlɪˌmɔːk)
 
n
(NZ) an informal name for mallemuck

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