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A gun moll or gangster moll is the female companion of a male professional criminal. "Gun" was British slang for thief, derived from Yiddish ganef,[1] from the Hebrew "gannāb" (גנב).[2] "Moll" is used as a euphemism for "whore" or "prostitute".[3]

Prominent gun mollsEdit

 
Helen Julia Godman – Passport photo taken in 1919

Prominent, true-life gun molls (and the men they were associated with) include:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "gun moll", The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 2019
  2. ^ "ganef", The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 2019
  3. ^ "moll", The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 2019
  4. ^ Long Beach Independent – Long Beach, California – Wednesday, August 3, 1949 – p. 23
  5. ^ Long Beach Independent – Long Beach, California – Thursday, July 21, 1949 – p. 32
  6. ^ "California, Death Index, 1940–1997," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VP2B-9BC), Accessed 24 Aug 2013, Alfred Gerardo Sica, 1987.
  7. ^ Long Beach Press-Telegram – Long Beach, California – Friday, November 2, 1956 – p. 23 (This article points out that DaLonne had actually lived with Fred Sica for a number of years.)
  8. ^ "Dalonne Jackson". IMDb.
  9. ^ "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795–1949" (database), FamilySearch, March 20, 2015
    "Helen Daniels," DOD – January 7, 1945; citing Death, Queens, New York, New York City Municipal Archives; FHL microfilm (GS Film No.) 2194201, NYC Queens Reference No. 308 (registration/login may be required, but is free)
  10. ^ Van Cise, Philip S. Fighting the Underworld. (Cambridge, Mass.: The Riverside Press, 1936) OCLC 435739

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