Moll Definition

“Moll” is derived from “Molly,” which is used as a euphemism for “whore” or “prostitute.” The Oxford English Dictionary lists the first use in a quote from Thomas Middleton in 1604: “None of these ordinary minors either, but dissatisfied and unhappy ladies.” [1] The existence of the derived popular spelling, mole, probably reflects the history of the word as a spoken and unwritten insult. The popular use of this spelling can be seen in the name of Comedy Company character Kylie Mole. Another example is found in a poem by Kevin Munro: “That Dee will have our jobs; It`s a pretty Dinkum mole! [2] The author suggests that this spelling does not carry the underworld connotations of the much older minor variant. Puberty Blues is a 1981 American drama film directed by Kathy Lette and Gabrielle Carey. In novels, movies and TV series, girls were called molls, bush pigs, best chicks, glam mags, sceggs or grumbles. [4] The term became popular again after the 2012 television series Puberty Blues, based on the same novel. moll (female molla, masculine plural molls, feminine plural molls) The contestants on the 2009 reality show Aussie Ladette to Lady have often been described as minor. [15] In 2016, a contestant on the reality TV series The Block insulted her comrade-in-arms and life partner by exclaiming, “You`re a fucking underage!” [16] Borrowed from German minor, from Latin mollis (“sweet”). [1] For the American sense, see Gun Moll. The rest of this article describes the Australian meaning. The informal miner was most often used for romantic partners of gangsters of the 1920s and 30s, such as Al Capone`s wife, Mae, or George “Baby Face” Nelson`s girlfriend, Helen.

These women of support were also called “Gun Molls,” not after the gun, but after gonif, the Yiddish word for “thief.” Moll is a short form of the name Molly, long synonymous with “woman with a bad reputation”, for unknown reasons. moll m (mollen singular defined, moller plural indefinite plural, mollene plural defined) moll (past voll, future independent mollee, verbal noun molley, past participle mollit) From German moll (“minor”), medieval Latin molle, Latin mollis (“soft”), from the beginning *molduis, from proto-Italic *muggle, from Proto-Indo-European *ml̥dus (“soft, weak”), from proto-Indo-European *mel- (“sweet, weak, tender”). Linked to English Minor, Icelandic Minor, Czech Minor, Hungarian Minor and Swedish Minor. From Old Catalan moyl, from Vulgar Latin *medullum, derived by analogy from Latin medulla[1] and probably influenced by etymology 1. Compare Occitan mesolh, Spanish meollo, Portuguese miolo. Doublons of molla and medul·la, each inherited and borrowed from Latin. From Old Catalan moyll, from Latin mollem, from Old *molduis, from Proto-Indo-European *ml̥dus (“soft, weak”), from *mel- (“sweet, weak, tender”). Compare Occitan mòl, French mou, muelle espagnole. (friend of a surfie or bikie): Since Australian pronunciation merges the phonemes /ɒ/ and /əʊ/ before /l/ (both become [oʊl]), this word is very commonly written mole in Australia, probably by contamination by mole (“sneaky person”). In fact, the Australian Oxford dictionary lists the Australian meaning of the term not under the keyword moll, but only under mole, although it acknowledges that mole in this sense is “probably” a simple “variant of minor”. Some or all of the entry was imported from the 1913 edition of Webster`s Dictionary, which is now royalty-free and therefore in the public domain.

Imported definitions may be considerably outdated and new meanings may be completely absent. (See entry for miner in Webster`s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913) German minor, from the Latin mollis (“sweet, tender, elegiac”). Compare soft (“flat (in music)”). A woman who is the companion or conspirator of a gangster may be called a minor. One of the most famous Molls was Bonnie Parker of the crime duo Bonnie and Clyde. moll m (genitive singular molls, nominative plural mollar) Von Moll, an archaic nickname for Maria (see also Molly).