The Webster dictionary was developed by Noah Webster in the early 19th century. On this site, you will find a definition of miner from the 1913 edition of Webster`s Revised Unabridged Dictionary. Set moll with one of the most comprehensive free online dictionaries on the Internet. From German minor (“small”), from soft medieval Latin, from Latin mollis (“soft”), from Old *molduis, from Proto-Italic *muggle, from Proto-Indo-European *ml̥dus (“soft, weak”), from Proto-Indo-European *mel- (“soft, weak, tender”). moll (old voll, future independent mollee, verbal name molley, past participle mollit) “Gun moll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gun%20moll. Retrieved 11 October 2022. From Old Catalan moyll, from Latin mollem, from Old *molduis, from Proto-Indo-European *ml̥dus (“soft, weak”), from *mel- (“sweet, weak, tender”). Compare Occitan mòl, French mou, muelle espagnole. moll m (mollen singular defined, moller plural indefinite plural, plural defined mollene) (girlfriend of a surfie or bikie): Since Australian pronunciation merges the phonemes /ɒ/ and /əʊ/ before /l/ (both become [oʊl]), this word is very commonly written mole in Australia, probably by contamination by mole (“sneaky person”).
In fact, the Australian Oxford dictionary lists the Australian meaning of the term not under the keyword moll, but only under mole, although it acknowledges that mole in this sense is “probably” a simple “variant of minor”. From Old Catalan moyl, from Vulgar Latin *medullum, derived by analogy from Latin medulla and probably influenced by etymology 1. Compare Occitan mesolh, Spanish meollo, Portuguese miolo. Doublons of molla and medul·la, each inherited and borrowed from Latin. moll (feminine molla, masculine plural molls, feminine plural moles) Borrowed from German moll, Latin mollis (“sweet”).  Related to English minor, Icelandic minor, Czech minor, Hungarian minor and Swedish minor. Some or all of the entry was imported from the 1913 edition of Webster`s Dictionary, which is now royalty-free and therefore in the public domain. Imported definitions may be considerably outdated and new meanings may be completely absent. (See entry for miner in Webster`s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913) German minor, from the Latin mollis (“sweet, tender, elegiac”).
Compare soft (“flat (in music)”). The informal miner was most often used for romantic partners of gangsters of the 1920s and 30s, such as Al Capone`s wife, Mae, or George “Baby Face” Nelson`s girlfriend, Helen. These women of support were also called “Gun Molls,” not after the gun, but after gonif, the Yiddish word for “thief.” Moll is a short form of the name Molly, long synonymous with “woman with a bad reputation”, for unknown reasons. moll m (genitive singular molls, nominative plural mollar) These sample phrases are automatically selected from various online information sources to reflect the current use of the word “gun moll”. The views expressed in the examples do not represent the views of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us your feedback. Subscribe to America`s largest dictionary and get thousands of other definitions and an advanced search – ad-free! A woman who is the companion or conspirator of a gangster may be called a minor. One of the most famous Molls was Bonnie Parker of the crime duo Bonnie and Clyde. I had been planning to leave Joe and Moll for quite some time.
Slang gun voeur, naughty, by shortening and alteration of gonoph, ganef thief to more to ganef From old Irish moil (“a mass, heap, pile”), mul m (“a globular mass, heap, mass”). Darby`s gaze had followed the direction of Moll`s big index finger. Von Moll, an archaic nickname for Mary (see also Molly). How to use a word that (literally) has something pe. I say, Moll, does it bother you that our van concept is about to be completed? Moll swept the landscape with a quick and sharp gaze like a hawk. At this point, Joe made a movement of impatience that Moll understood. From the Middle Irish mellaid (“to deceive, to seduce, to seduce”), a denominative verb of the Old Irish meld (“pleasant, delicious”). Related to Irish Meall and Scottish Gaelic Meall.