nice nellies

plural of nice nelly
as in puritans
a person who is greatly concerned with seemly behavior and morality especially regarding sexual matters some nice nelly bowdlerized this collection of wartime ditties that were lustily sung by the men around the campfire

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“Nice nellies.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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