Molly

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Moll ‎(diminutive lambdacism of Mary) + -y.

Proper noun[edit]

Molly

  1. A diminutive of Mary or, less often, Margaret.
    • 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."
      "Her name [...] was Millicent Margaret Amanda. But [...] they shortened it to Milly-Molly-Mandy."
  2. A female given name.

Noun[edit]

Molly ‎(countable and uncountable, plural Mollies)

  1. (Canada, US) The crystalline or powdered form of MDMA.
  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.