noun Australian Slang.
Origin of nelly
Definition for nelly (2 of 2)
- Offensive. a fussily effeminate male.
- Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a male homosexual.
Examples from the Web for nelly
Now, Nelly is not famous for his political activism or preoccupation with African-American issues.
Nelly is “famous” for songs like “Hot in Herre” and “Air Force Ones.”
Britney Spears, *NSYNC, Mary J. Blige, and Nelly performed, along with Aerosmith.
“To say she regretted it is too extreme,” Fiennes says of Nelly.
Acting was still a disreputable profession, but respectable Nelly is reluctant to become his kept woman.
Nelly drew down the corners of her pretty mouth, pouted her lips and looked more disgusted than ever.Old Times in Dixie Land|Caroline E. Merrick
They had no assertiveness, so could not aspire to a managerial position, such as might eventually fall to the share of Nelly.A Bed of Roses|W. L. George
He could not tell if the time were long or short, before Nelly's voice broke on his ear.
Mr. and Mrs. March, also, were building some air castles, resting on the same foundations as Rob's and Nelly's.Nelly's Silver Mine|Helen Hunt Jackson
"Mistress Carew," he answered—while the blue eyes shot a reproachful glance, that almost said, why don't you call me Nelly?Katerfelto|G. J. Whyte-Melville
British Dictionary definitions for nelly
noun not on your nelly
Word Origin and History for nelly
Idioms and Phrases with nelly
see nervous nellie.