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  • n. Amateur, or often part-time, female prostitute in 19th century London. (Dolly was one of the slang terms for penis).


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  • Sam first fell for her because she was a summer's day after the drab dollymops and gays who had constituted his past sexual experience.
    --John Fowles, 1969, The French Lieutenant's Woman

    ["Drab", "dollymop" and "gay" were all words for "prostitute" in the 1860s, when this book is set.]

    May 17, 2009