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nelly

[ nel-ee ]
/ ˈnɛl i /
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noun Australian Slang.
inferior or cheap wine.
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Origin of nelly

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

nelly
/ (ˈnɛlɪ) /

noun not on your nelly
(sentence substitute) British slang not under any circumstances; certainly not
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