Pronunciation Noun

moll (plural molls)

  1. A female companion of a gangster, especially a former or current prostitute.
    • 1920, Mary Roberts Rinehart; Avery Hopwood, chapter I, in The Bat: A Novel from the Play (Dell Book; 241), New York, N.Y.: Dell Publishing Company, OCLC 20230794 ↗, [;view=1up;seq=5 page 01]:
      The Bat—they called him the Bat. […]. He […] played a lone hand, […]. Most lone wolves had a moll at any rate—women were their ruin—but if the Bat had a moll, not even the grapevine telegraph could locate her.
  2. A prostitute or woman with loose sexual morals.
  3. (Australia, New Zealand, slang, pejorative) Bitch, slut; an insulting epithet applied to a female.
  4. (Australia, New Zealand, slang) A girlfriend of a bikie.
    • 1979, Eric Reade, History and Heartburn: The Saga of Australian Film, 1896-1978, [|%22molls%22+australia+surfing+OR+biker+OR+bikie+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=WOGwT-ybFIfUmAWNu-zECQ&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q&f=false p.209]:
      The bikies ‘molls’ included Susan Lloyd as Tart; Victoria Anoux as Flossie; and Rosalind Talamini as Sunshine.
    • 1995, Debra Adelaide, The Hotel Albatross, [|%22molls%22+australia+surfing+OR+biker+OR+bikie+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=WOGwT-ybFIfUmAWNu-zECQ&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22moll%22|%22molls%22%20australia%20surfing%20OR%20biker%20OR%20bikie%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false p.76]:
      ‘Oh God!’ groans Julie who once was a bikie moll back in the early seventies. ‘Hope it′s no one I know.’ But the Machismos turn out to be based on a New Zealand gang, which assembled in Australia after her time.
    • 2009, Albert Moran, Errol Vieth, The A to Z of Australian and New Zealand Cinema, [|%22molls%22+australia+surfing+OR+biker+OR+bikie+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=WOGwT-ybFIfUmAWNu-zECQ&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22moll%22|%22molls%22%20australia%20surfing%20OR%20biker%20OR%20bikie%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false p.142]:
      Gilling first appeared as the biker′s moll Vanessa in Stone (1974) and the beautiful, evil cabin attendant in Number 96 (1974).
  5. (Australia, New Zealand, slang) A girlfriend of a surfie; blends with pejorative sense.
  6. (slang) A female fan of extreme metal, grunge or hardcore punk, especially the girlfriend of a musician of those aforementioned genres.
  • (surfie's girlfriend) chick

moll (not comparable)

  1. (music, obsolete) minor; in the minor mode
    A moll, that is, A minor

Proper noun
  1. (archaic) A pet name for Mary.
    • , Daniel Defoe, The Fortunes & Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders
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