Gun Moll

By Deane Barker

Definition: the female companion of a male criminal

Basically, this is the “Bonnie” in “Bonnie and Clyde.”

Why I Looked It Up

In a description of the characters in New Jack City:

His gang consists of his best friend, Gee Money; enforcer Duh Duh Duh Man; gun moll Keisha; Nino’s girlfriend, Selina; and her tech-savvy cousin, Kareem.

I had seen the term once before describing Christina Hendricks performance in a review of the film Drive:

Disappearing lithely into an extended cameo as a skanky gun moll […]

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