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nice-nelly

[nahys-nel-ee] /ˈnaɪsˈnɛl i/
adjective
1.
characterized by prudishness or excessive modesty:
The entrance of his nice-nelly friend stopped the flow of risqué stories.
2.
being a euphemism; euphemistic:
nice-nelly expressions.
Also, nice-Nelly.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25, Americanism
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