Main definitions of molo in English

: molo1molo2

molo1

Pronunciation /ˈməʊləʊ/

noun

  • Among the Hausa and Songhai people of West Africa: a type of stringed instrument (usually similar to a lute), with one, two, or three strings.

Origin

Early 20th century. From Hausa molo. Compare Songhay móóRà guitar of up to twelve strings, Kanuri móló two-stringed banjo.

Main definitions of molo in English

: molo1molo2

molo2

(also mollo, mowlow)

Pronunciation /ˈməʊləʊ/

adjective

slang Australian
  • Drunk, intoxicated.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Rising Sun: On Board ‘Themistocles’. Origin unknown.