nice–nelly

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

Definition of nice–nelly

  1. 1 :  marked by euphemism

  2. 2 :  prudish

nice nelly

noun, often capitalized 2d N

nice–nellyism

play \ˈnīs-ˈne-lē-ˌi-zəm\ noun, often capitalized 2d N

Origin and Etymology of nice–nelly

from the name Nelly


First Known Use: 1922

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