Molly

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English[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Molly

  1. A female given name
  2. An English and Irish pet name for Mary.

Quotations[edit]

  • 1866 Elizabeth Gaskell: Wives and Daughters: Chapter 6:
    "My name's Molly. It is an old-fashioned name, and I was christened Mary. But Papa likes Molly."
    "That's right. Keep to the good old fashions, dear."
    "Well, I must say I think Mary is prettier than Molly, and quite as old a name, too," said Mrs Hamley.
    "I think it was," said Molly, lowering her voice, and dropping her eyes, "because mamma was Mary, and I was called Molly when she lived."

Noun[edit]

Molly (countable and uncountable, plural Mollies)

  1. The purest form of ecstasy (the drug).
  2. (historical) A Molly Maguire.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Molly. First recorded as a Swedish name in 1806.

Proper noun[edit]

Molly

  1. A female given name.