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See also: möll

EnglishEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

From Moll, an archaic nickname for Mary (see also Molly).

Alternative formsEdit

  • mole (Australian, girlfriend of surfie or bikie)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

moll (plural molls)

  1. A female companion of a gangster, especially a former or current prostitute.
  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, page 209,
      The bikies ‘molls’ included Susan Lloyd as Tart; Victoria Anoux as Flossie; and Rosalind Talamini as Sunshine.
    • 1995, Debra Adelaide, The Hotel Albatross, page 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, page 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.
Usage notesEdit

(girlfriend of a surfie or bikie): Because Australian pronunciation merges the /ɒ/ and /əʊ/ phonemes before /l/ (both become [oʊl]), this word is very commonly spelt mole in Australia, probably by contamination with mole (sneaky person). Indeed, the Australian Oxford dictionary does not list the Australian meaning of the term under the headword moll, but only under mole, although it does recognise that mole in this sense is “probably” a mere “variant of moll”.

SynonymsEdit
  • (surfie's girlfriend): chick

Etymology 2Edit

German, from Latin mollis (soft, tender, elegiac). Compare molle (flat (in music)).

AdjectiveEdit

moll (not comparable)

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

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


CatalanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin mollis.

AdjectiveEdit

moll m (feminine molla, masculine plural molls, feminine plural molles)

  1. moist
  2. weak
Related termsEdit

NounEdit

moll m (uncountable)

  1. marrow, as in bone marrow
  2. the soft part of a fruit

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin mullus (red mullet).

NounEdit

moll m (plural molls)

  1. several species of fish
    moll de fang — Mullus barbatus
    moll de roca — Mullus surmuletus
    moll reial — Apogon imberbis

Etymology 3Edit

From Latin moles.

NounEdit

moll m (plural molls)

  1. quay, jetty
  2. breakwater

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin mollis (soft, mild).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

moll m (genitive singular molls, nominative plural mollar)

  1. (music) minor (scale or key)

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

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IrishEdit

NounEdit

moll m (genitive moill, nominative plural mollta)

  1. heap

DeclensionEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
moll mholl unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ManxEdit

EtymologyEdit

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VerbEdit

moll (verbal noun molley)

  1. fool, baffle, foil, beguile, cajole, captivate, deceive, bluff, trick
  2. disappoint
  3. impose

Derived termsEdit

  • molteyr (deceiver, charlatan, duper, fraud, cheat, con man, impostor)

MutationEdit

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
moll voll unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

moll n

  1. (music) minor scale