Definition of mole-catcher in English:


Pronunciation /ˈməʊlˌkatʃə/


  • 1A person employed to catch moles. Frequently figurative and in various extended uses, especially as a general term of abuse.

    As a general term of abuse, compare "spider-catcher".

  • 2 slang, rare, archaic The vagina. Compare "mole".

  • 3A counter-espionage operative employed to detect moles.


Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Tusser (c1524–1580), writer on agriculture and poet. From mole + catcher.