One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A left-handed person.‘nothing wrong with being a molly dook’
- ‘What's so wrong with the "molly-dook?" Nearly all boxers are left-handed.’
- ‘Evatt was a left-hander with the bat — a 'molly dook' — and thereby, said the cruel, there surely hangs a tale.’
- ‘The camera catches mollydook Frank Watts having a crack at the ring, the expressions on his mates' faces recording their ideas of his chances.’
- ‘Both wore outstanding 'molly dook' punchers who surmounted the difficulties wllh which such boxers roust contend.’
- ‘The book is a postmodern tragic comedy about a sweet Californian dreamer who meets a mollydook mystic in a sleepy village on the North Coast.’
1930s: from Molly (pet form of the given name Mary) or from the slang term mauley ‘hand’ + -dook representing a pronunciation of duke (sense 2 of the noun).
molly dook/ˌmɒlɪ ˈduːk/
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