nervous Nel·lie noun, often capitalized 1st N \-ˈne-lē\
: a very fearful or nervous person
plural nervous Nellies
: a timid or worrisome person
Examples of NERVOUS NELLIE
- My sister is a real nervous Nellie when it comes to flying.
- <many new parents are nervous Nellies when it comes to the health of their babies>
Origin of NERVOUS NELLIE
from the name Nellie
First Known Use: 1926
Rhymes with NERVOUS NELLIE
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