nelly

nelly

[nel-ee]
noun Australian Slang.
inferior or cheap wine.

Origin:
1940–45; of uncertain origin

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nelly (ˈnɛlɪ)
 
n
slang (Brit) (sentence substitute) not under any circumstances; certainly not

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Nelly
fem. proper name, a pet form of Ellen, Helen, or Eleanor. Meaning "weak-spirited person" is first attested 1961.
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