Definition of nervous Nellie
: a timid or worrisome person
Examples of nervous nellie in a Sentence
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 and Etymology of nervous nellie
from the name Nellie
First Known Use: 1926
NERVOUS NELLIE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nervous Nellie for English Language Learners
: a very fearful or nervous person
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