nice-nelly

adjective, often capitalized second N
nice-nel·ly | \ˈnīs-ˈne-lē \

Definition of nice-nelly 

1 : marked by euphemism

2 : prudish

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nice nelly noun often capitalized second N
nice-nellyism \ˈnīs-ˈne-lē-ˌi-zəm \ 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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Dictionary Entries near nice-nelly

nice-looking

Nicene

Nicene Creed

nice-nelly

Nicenian

Niceno-

nice try

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The first known use of nice-nelly was in 1922

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