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Nellie

[nel-ee] /ˈnɛl i/
noun
1.
a female given name, form of Helen.
2.
(often lowercase) Slang.
  1. Offensive. a fussily effeminate male.
  2. Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a male homosexual.
Also, Nelly.
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nellie

adjective
  1. Homosexual; effeminate; gay, swish: Well, his backstroke is a little Nellie/ what in the past would have been described as a Nelly queen
  2. Overfastidious; finicky; schoolmarmish: ''As follow'' is Nellie usage and probably incorrect (1960s+)
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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Nellie

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