gun moll

noun

slang

Examples of gun moll in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The woman caught within the frame is part gamine, gun moll. Mark Feeney, BostonGlobe.com, 22 Mar. 2023 Then, like a gun moll, the Queen Mother orders a martini. Alexandra Jacobs, New York Times, 10 Jan. 2023 The template of the gangster and the gun moll was replicated throughout that era and remains a cultural touchstone to this day. Greg Hanlon, PEOPLE.com, 30 July 2021 Before Bonnie and Clyde gained fame during the Depression Era, the Whittemores — and the press who breathlessly covered them — established the archetype of the seductive bad boy and his loyal gun moll. Greg Hanlon, PEOPLE.com, 30 July 2021

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Word History

Etymology

argot gun thief, rascal, by shortening & alteration from gonoph, ganef thief — more at ganef

First Known Use

circa 1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gun moll was circa 1908

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Cite this Entry

“Gun moll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gun%20moll. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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