adjective, often capitalized second N
nice-nel·​ly | \ ˈnīs-ˈne-lē How to pronounce nice-nelly (audio) \

Definition of nice-nelly

1 : marked by euphemism

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Other Words from nice-nelly

nice nelly noun, often capitalized second N
nice-nellyism \ ˈnīs-​ˈne-​lē-​ˌi-​zəm How to pronounce nice-nellyism (audio) \ noun, often capitalized second N

First Known Use of nice-nelly

1922, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for nice-nelly

from the name Nelly

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The first known use of nice-nelly was in 1922

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“Nice-nelly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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