- Offensive. a fussily effeminate male.
- Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a male homosexual.
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Example sentences from the Web for nellie
What would you do if the boys up in the park called you 'Nellie' Because you wore curls?The Wyndam Girls|Marion Ames Taggart
Nellie'll bring on the cousin—I can see they've got secrets to talk.Miss Million's Maid|Bertha Ruck
One of the girls must represent 'Nellie,' and one of the boys 'Johnnie.'Games Without Music for Children|Lois Bates
"Dazzling little foreigner our--Nellie," too sweetly remarked Marian.Jane Allen: Center|Edith Bancroft
He said: 'Nellie, here we is with these three little children and neither one of us had been fit to raise 'em.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves|Work Projects Administration
Idioms and Phrases with nellie
see nervous nellie.