The Rake's Progress – The Rose Tavern by William Hogarth
Short for Rakehell. His mission is to seduce wealthy women, impregnate them with his venomous seed and used them until their fortune is depleted. He is poison with a penis.
1780 Painting by John Collet - The Transmutation of Sexes
1.) An effeminate young male. 2.) 1700 British. A gay dude. The term comes from the notorious men's club, The Mollies or the Molly-house(s). It was like the bunny ranch, but for gay men. Other spellings include: Molley, Mollie, Mally or Moll.