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nelly

noun nel·ly \ˈnelē\

Definition of nelly

plural

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  1. 1 :  giant petrel

  2. 2 :  sooty albatross

  3. 3 or nellie slang, disparaging :  an effeminate homosexual

not on your nelly

sometimes capitalized second N perhaps from the phrase not on your Nelly Duff, rhyming slang for British slang puff breath, life British slang

British slang

  1. :  certainly not

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Origin and Etymology of nelly

perhaps from Nelly, nickname for Helen


First Known Use: 1823


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nelly

adjective nel·ly \"\
variants: or

nellie

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Definition of nelly

slang, disparaging

  1. :  conspicuously effeminate

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Origin and Etymology of nelly

1nelly


First Known Use: 1966


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