nervous Nellie

noun Informal.
a constantly nervous, worried, or timid person.

1925–30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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nervous Nellie definition

  1. n.
    any nervous person, male or female. : Sue is such a nervous Nellie. She should calm down.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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