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  • A "moll-buzzer" is a thief who robs women in crowds.

    The Grammar School Boys Snowbound or, Dick & Co. at Winter Sports

  • (August, 1910): "It puzzles [the ordinary citizen of N.Y.] to have the country cousin clutch his arm and enquire whether that rough-looking customer coming out of a Chatham Square saloon is a dip, a yegg, a stall, a moll-buzzer, a Fagin, or a gun."



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  • OED: "Sometimes taken as indicating specifically a female thief of this sort: see etymological note."

    April 23, 2009

  • Noun: A thief who specializes in robbing women.

    January 26, 2009