Nelly


Nelly
Nelly fem. proper name, also Nellie, dim. of Nell, a pet form of ELLEN (Cf. Ellen), HELEN (Cf. Helen), or ELEANOR (Cf. Eleanor). Meaning "weak-spirited person" is first attested 1961.

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  • nelly — ► NOUN (pl. nellies) informal 1) a silly person. 2) derogatory an effeminate homosexual man. ● not on your nelly Cf. ↑not on your nelly ORIGIN from the given name Nelly …   English terms dictionary

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  • Nelly — У этого термина существуют и другие значения, см. Нелли (значения). Nelly Основная инфо …   Википедия

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  • Nelly's — Elli Souyioultzoglou Seraïdari (Greek: Έλλη Σουγιουλτζόγλου Σεραϊδάρη) b.1899 d.1998 (better known as Nelly s) is one the most celebrated Greek photographers of all time, and during the interwar period became one of the world s most celebrated… …   Wikipedia

  • Nelly — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Prénom Nelly est un prénom féminin, d origine celtique ou germanique, dérivé de Hélène, du grec « hélê » (éclat du soleil). C est également un… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • nelly —    a homosexual    Either male or female, although a nelly fag is male A nelly is a weak spirited or silly person (SOED). The derivation might just owe something to the expression not on your nelly (rhyming slang on Nelly Duff, or duffer), whence …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • nelly — noun (plural nellies) informal 1》 a silly person. 2》 derogatory an effeminate homosexual man. Phrases not on your nelly Brit. certainly not. [orig. as not on your Nelly Duff, rhyming sl. for puff (i.e. breath of life); modelled on the phr. not on …   English new terms dictionary

  • nelly — I. /ˈnɛli/ (say nelee) noun Colloquial cheap wine, especially red wine. {from Nelly, diminutive of the female given name Helen} II. /ˈnɛli/ (say nelee) phrase not on your nelly, Colloquial (an emphatically negative exclamation or response.)… …   Australian English dictionary


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