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See also: Molly
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈmɒli/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈmɑli/
Audio (AU) (file)
- Rhymes: -ɒli
- Homophones: mollie, Mollie, Molly
- (now chiefly Ireland) A woman or girl, especially of low status.
- (slang) An effeminate male, a male homosexual.
- (slang, uncountable) Pure MDMA powder.
- Synonym: mandy
- 2013, “We Can’t Stop”, in Bangerz, performed by Miley Cyrus:
- So la-da-di-da-di, we like to party / Dancing with Molly / Doing whatever we want
- A mollemoke.
- A female cat, a she-cat (usually spayed)
- A bird, the wagtail.
- A molly bolt.
- To engage in (male) homosexual activity with.
- 1998, Netta Murray Goldsmith, The Worst of Crimes, page 79:
- I said, "I never mollied you." My Lord, I never laid Hands upon him, nor touch'd him.
- 2007, Matt Cook, A Gay History of Britain:
- On one occasion, Partridge was nearly mobbed in a molly-house when some men called him a 'treacherous, blowing-up, mollying bitch, and swore they'd massacre anybody that should betray them.'
- 2017, Peter Ackroyd, Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day:
- It is a case of the biter bit, or the molly-taker mollied, but it is also an interesting example of the ways in which the criminal underworld and sexual underworld met in eighteenth-century London
molly (plural mollies)