Nellie

or Nel·ly

[ nel-ee ]
/ ˈnɛl i /

noun

a female given name, form of Helen.
(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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Definition for nellies (2 of 2)

nelly
[ nel-ee ]
/ ˈnɛl i /

noun Australian Slang.

inferior or cheap wine.

Origin of nelly

First recorded in 1940–45; of uncertain origin
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British Dictionary definitions for nellies

nelly
/ (ˈnɛlɪ) /

noun not on your nelly

(sentence substitute) British slang not under any circumstances; certainly not
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Idioms and Phrases with nellies

Nellie

see nervous nellie.

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