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Nellie

or Nel·ly

[nel-ee]
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noun
  1. a female given name, form of Helen.
  2. (often lowercase) Slang.
    1. Offensive.a fussily effeminate male.
    2. Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.a contemptuous term used to refer to a male homosexual.
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  • This who was the most extraordinary woman that ever lived, was also little Nellie Winship.

  • What had Nellie ever put into it that it should be half hers?

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    Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius

  • Nellie was huddled against her mother, who sat, idle, with little Benny in her arms.

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    Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius

  • Even Nellie, child that she was, understood the grimness of the battle before them.

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    Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius

  • This had been equally true of the elder Malls, was true today of Nellie and her husband.

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    Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius


Idioms and Phrases with nellie

Nellie

see nervous nellie.

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