- a female given name, form of Helen.
- (often lowercase) Slang.
- Offensive.a fussily effeminate male.
- Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.a contemptuous term used to refer to a male homosexual.
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Examples from the Web for nellie
She continued to write, mostly through an advice column “Dear Nellie,” at The New York Evening Journal.The Daring Journalist Nellie Bly Hasn’t Lost Her Cred in a Century
July 18, 2014
She pulls us away from her major story again in lengthy chapters about Edith Carow Roosevelt and Nellie Herron Taft.Wait for the Movie Version of Doris Kearns Goodwin’s “The Bully Pulpit”
November 12, 2013
And of course White Sox greats like Nellie Fox, Dick Allen, and Frank Thomas.Obama Wins Heisman Trophy!
October 9, 2009
This who was the most extraordinary woman that ever lived, was also little Nellie Winship.The Bacillus of Beauty
What had Nellie ever put into it that it should be half hers?
Nellie was huddled against her mother, who sat, idle, with little Benny in her arms.
Even Nellie, child that she was, understood the grimness of the battle before them.
This had been equally true of the elder Malls, was true today of Nellie and her husband.
Idioms and Phrases with nellie
see nervous nellie.
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