Molly vs Polly - What's the difference?

molly | polly |

molly

English

Noun

(mollies)
  • A woman or girl, especially of low status.
  • (slang) An effeminate male, a male homosexual.
  • (slang) Pure MDMA powder.
  • A fish of the genus Poecilia .
  • A mollemoke.
  • A female cat; a she-cat.
  • A molly bolt.
  • Derived terms

    * mollycoddle

    See also

    * guppy

    polly

    English

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • A female given name, nickname for Mary created by rhyming with Molly.
  • * 1860 Elizabeth Harcourt Mitchell, The Lighthouse , Saunders, Otley and co. 1860, page 161:
  • "Well, Johnny," she replied, rather hurt, "if you want to call me something else, you may do so; but I will not have any outlandish, ridiculous names. I don't like it much, but if you really wish it, you may call me Polly ."
    Polly , indeed! Mary was getting more and more prosaic.
  • A common name for a pet parrot.
  • See also

    * Pollyanna * poly- * English diminutives of female given names