[mol-ee-kod-l] /ˈmɒl iˌkɒd l/
a man or boy who is used to being ; a milksop.
verb (used with object), mollycoddled, mollycoddling.
to ; pamper.
(transitive) to treat with indulgent care; pamper
a pampered person
also molly-coddle, 1870, from a noun (1833) meaning “one who coddles himself,” from Molly (pet name formation from Mary), which had been used contemptuously since 1754 for “a milksop, an effeminate man,” + coddle (q.v.). Related: Mollycoddled; mollycoddling.
/mol’ee-gard/ [University of Illinois] A shield to prevent tripping of some Big Red Switch by clumsy or ignorant hands. Originally used of the plexiglass covers improvised for the BRS on an IBM 4341 after a programmer’s toddler daughter (named Molly) frobbed it twice in one day. Later generalised to covers over stop/reset switches on disk […]
/ˈmɒlɪˌhɔːk/ noun 1. (NZ) the juvenile of the southern black-backed gull (Larus dominicanus)
[muh-gwahyuh r] /məˈgwaɪər/ noun 1. Irish History. a member of a secret terrorist society organized in Ireland in 1843 to prevent evictions by the government: so called because the members disguised themselves as women. 2. U.S. History. a member of a former secret association, organized about 1865, that terrorized the mine operators’ agents in an […]
[mol-ee-mawk] /ˈmɒl iˌmɔk/ noun 1. any of various oceanic birds, as the fulmar or albatross. /ˈmɒlɪˌmɔːk/ noun 1. (NZ) an informal name for mallemuck