gun moll

gun moll
noun Etymology: argot gun thief, rascal, by shortening & alteration from gonoph, ganef thief — more at ganef Date: circa 1908 slang moll 2b

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  • gun moll — gun′ moll n. Slang. sts a female companion of a criminal • Etymology: 1905–10; gun, British argot “thief,” shortening ofgonnof(see ganef) …   From formal English to slang

  • gun moll — 1908, female criminal, second element from nickname of Mary, used of disreputable females since early 1600s; first element from slang gonif thief (1885), from Yiddish, from Heb. gannabh thief …   Etymology dictionary

  • gun moll — ☆ gun moll n. [Old Slang] the mistress or female accomplice of a GUNMAN (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • gun moll — noun the girlfriend of a gangster • Syn: ↑moll, ↑gangster s moll • Hypernyms: ↑criminal, ↑felon, ↑crook, ↑outlaw, ↑malefactor * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gun moll — A gun moll is a female companion of male professional criminal, and in some contexts the term more specifically suggests that the gun moll handles a firearm.When the term came into usage in the first decade of the 20th century, [… …   Wikipedia

  • gun moll — Slang. 1. a female companion of a criminal. 2. a female criminal. Also called moll. [1905 10; gun in earlier Brit. argot thief (see GANEF), later taken as GUN1, which has influenced sense; cf. SON OF A GUN] * * * …   Universalium

  • gun-moll — /ˈgʌn mɒl/ (say gun mol) noun → moll1 (def. 1) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Moll — can refer to: Contents 1 As a name 1.1 Notable people with the given name 1.2 Notable people with the surname 1.3 Fictional Molls …   Wikipedia

  • Moll (slang) — Moll (pronounced /ˈmoʊl/) is Australian and New Zealand slang, usually pejorative or self deprecating, for a woman of loose sexual morals, a bitch, a slut or a prostitute. The term can also be used for a girlfriend of a thief, gangster, surfie or …   Wikipedia

  • moll — [mäl] n. 1. GUN MOLL 2. Slang a prostitute …   English World dictionary

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