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(Adult / Slang)
1. Or: molly
, the familiar pet
form for the personal name Mary. In the 17 th
century it referred to any girl
; by the 18 th
century it had degenerated to refer to a criminal's companion
. Gun moll / gangster's moll , a gangster or mobsters girlfriend
. See playgirl
2. By extension, and possibly through the influence of Daniel Defoe's The Adventures and Misadventures of Moll Flanders (1722), it also came to mean a prostitute. See prostitute for synonyms.
3. Or: molly / Miss Molly , in England and Ireland, since the 18 th century, a effeminate male (homosexual). ' He's a bit of a molly.'
4. To copulate. Dated usage from the 18 th century. See copulation for synonyms.
5. To moll , to walk, skip, or mince.