from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slang A woman companion of a gunman or gangster.
- n. Slang A woman prostitute.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. minor; in the minor mode
- n. A female companion of a gangster, especially a former or current prostitute.
- n. A prostitute or woman with loose sexual morals.
- n. Bitch, slut; an insulting epithet applied to a female.
- n. A girlfriend of a bikie.
- n. A girlfriend of a surfie; blends with pejorative sense.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Minor; in the minor mode.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A familiar form of the feminine name
- n. [l. c] A female companion not bound by ties of marriage, but often a life-mate: a word in common use among navvies, costermongers, and the like.
- In music, minor: as, C moll, or C minor.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the girlfriend of a gangster
If I am not mistaken, the word moll is a well-rooted native word in English going back at least as far as Daniel Defoe's Moll Flanders.
It would be easy to wonder: is this what modern "moll"-ism looks like – cancelling Facebook, stopping Tweeting, stifling the modern confessional urge, to stand by your man, even if he isn't your man any more?
As Cobb crafts and executes his scheme, issues surface involving a beautiful woman named Mal (Marion Cotillard), whose name is pronounced "moll" and whose smoky, seductive beauty indeed suggests a classic femme fatale of yore.
I remained in New Zealand about fourteen years, and since I came home I have never had a day's luck; I went on the 'cross, 'and got four years; after I had finished that bit, I went and lived with a' moll 'I knew, and spent all my money.
But Detectives Burke and Duvaney ascertain from one of their "stool pigeons" that Michael Ribbs, alias Padlock Mike, is in funds -- that he and his "moll," who may be his wife or his mistress, are enjoying the fruits of Mike's labors.
“The moll is a beauty; she is well informed, and stands by her mates, and a first-rate hand.
"The moll is a beauty; she is well informed, and stands by her mates, and a first-rate hand.
"I got to play a Mossad agent, a Southern belle and Salome," says the 30-year-old actress, adding that she "just played a gun moll from Chicago" in an upcoming Prohibition-era film.
Grahame appears as the moll of a local crime boss, while William Bendix also co-stars as an undercover cop.
"Tree" is only the director's fifth feature film release since his resounding 1973 debut with "Badlands," starring Martin Sheen on a murder spree with his moll, played by Sissy Spacek.