\ˈmäl, ˈmȯl\

Definition of moll 

2a : doll sense 2

b : a gangster's girlfriend

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Here, our roster of up-to-the-minute suggestions for how to channel the sensational looks of a 1930s gun moll, as seen through the eyes of Hollywood a half century ago. Alice Bell, Vogue, "Channel the Sensational ’60s Style of Bonnie and Clyde, 50 Years On," 13 Aug. 2017 Claire Trevor won the 1948 Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance as a drunken ex-singer, the moll of Edward G. Robinson's gangster kingpin. Joy Wallace Dickinson,, "Chill out with at-home Florida movie festival," 16 July 2017 Michelle Pfeiffer, meanwhile, is one of cinema’s most compelling molls. Josephine Livingstone, New Republic, "In The Wizard of Lies, Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer Return to a Life of Crime," 24 May 2017 The second is his twist on that genre: The molls and dicks of Brick were teens, and The Brothers Bloom got a heavy infusion of Italian auteur cinema. Peter Rubin, WIRED, "Why Looper Is Director Rian Johnson’s Best Film Yet," 27 Sep. 2012 Layer Cake, a 2004 crime drama co-starring Daniel Craig, should have been her breakout role, playing a gangster's moll who uses lingerie as a weapon. Nico Lang, Esquire, "It's Time Hollywood Started Paying Attention to Sienna Miller," 9 May 2017

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First Known Use of moll

1557, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for moll

probably from Moll, nickname for Mary

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English Language Learners Definition of moll

: a girlfriend of a criminal

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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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