\ ˈmäl How to pronounce moll (audio) , ˈmȯl \

Definition of moll

b : a gangster's girlfriend

Examples of moll in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There was always something fated in Stone’s casting as Ginger, the moll to Robert DeNiro’s casino mogul in Martin Scorsese’s 1995 Las Vegas crime epic. Liam Hess, Vogue, "Sharon Stone on the Unforgettable Fashion of Casino, 25 Years Later," 25 Nov. 2020 The waiter has hardly made it out the door before the gangster has sprinkled salt and squeezed lemon on his moll’s nipple, licking it off. Sophie Pinkham, The New York Review of Books, "My Quarantine: Savoring the Ramen Western," 8 May 2020 Earle Skow, a defense attorney, gazed through the bars at the drunken gangster moll. oregonlive, "Fun-loving ‘Torchy’ Jessing ‘autographed’ knife she used to stab gangster boyfriend, becoming 1950s Portland celebrity," 3 Dec. 2019 Film noir is also associated with the era of mobsters and molls, which brings to mind the days of liquor-bootlegging during Prohibition. Matthew J. Palm,, "Thrills, chills and comedy — all improvised in new Rollins College show," 12 Nov. 2019 Especially when miniskirted molls in a back-alley dive are leading it. Washington Post, "Bob Dylan, bare-chested swans, a dancer in her 80s: Two unorthodox ‘Swan Lakes’ for today," 4 Sep. 2019 On first blush Narcos is straightforward genre fare: tough-talking men, a drug moll or two, and guns and bullets galore. Taylor Antrim, Vogue, "The Last Kingdom," 21 Nov. 2018 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

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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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“Moll.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of moll

chiefly US, old-fashioned + informal : a girlfriend of a criminal

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