a female given name, form of Helen.
Offensive. a fussily effeminate male.
Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a gay man.
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How to use Nellie in a sentence
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 | Jessica Ferri | July 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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” | David Nasaw | November 12, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
And of course White Sox greats like Nellie Fox, Dick Allen, and Frank Thomas.
But that prize must be deducted from the profits of the performance, objected the practical Nellie Agnew.The Girls of Central High on the Stage | Gertrude W. Morrison
After searching through the house, Nellie ran out to the barn to look for the lost pet.The Nursery, November 1881, Vol. XXX | Various
Nellie was always jealous of the welfare of the working class, and was ever vigilant as to its interests.
And Nellie Sinclair never in all her life sang that song so well as she did that night; and she never sang it again.
"There's nae word o' Mysie yet," said Nellie, when he came in, and her words seemed to shock him with their unexpectedness.
Other Idioms and Phrases with Nellie
see nervous nellie.
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