noun Australian Slang.
Origin of nelly
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Contemporary Examples of 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.”
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“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.
Historical Examples of nelly
Why, Nelly doesn't leave the house; I've stopped her attendance even at Barnard.
Is Mr. Bellmer handsome—handsome enough to be Nelly's partner?
Of course, as fast as I can lay hands on them, I'm destroying every likeness of the old Nelly.
But Nelly is coming bravely through a severe test of character.
Grand and beautiful as she is to others, to him she is still his little Nelly.
noun not on your nelly
see nervous nellie.