adjective, nice–nel·ly often capitalized 2d N \ˈnīs-ˈne-lē\

Definition of NICE-NELLY

:  marked by euphemism
:  prudish
nice nelly noun often capitalized 2d N
nice–nel·ly·ism \-ˌi-zəm\ noun often capitalized 2d N

Origin of NICE-NELLY

from the name Nelly
First Known Use: 1925

Rhymes with NICE-NELLY


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stringent Hear it
rigorous, strict, or severe
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