Definition of Nellie

1. Proper noun. A diminutive of the female given names Eleanor and Helen. Popular as a formal given name at the turn of the 20th century. ¹



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Definition of Nellie

1. an effeminate male [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nellie

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nekropolis
nekropolises
neks
nektobenthic
nekton
nektonic
nektons
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nelenite
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nelfinavir mesylate
nelies
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nelivaptan
nellie (current term)
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nelsons
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nelumbium
nelumbiums
nelumbo
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nem
nem. con.
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nema
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Literary usage of Nellie

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1. Kate Beaumont by John William De Forest (1872)
"Perhaps not," assented nellie, sagaciously ; she was leading the way to a change of subject ; she was devising a new approach. " After all, I fancy that her ..."

2. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1890)
"nellie CUSTIS. ON the library mantelpiece, in the home of General Lee (in ... This Daniel Parke was the ancestor of nellie Custis, in whose baptismal name ..."

3. The Quiver: An Illustrated Magazine for Sunday and General Reading (1872)
"nellie tried to speak, bnt the words died away ; upon her lips, ... nellie did not speak for a moment, I think she was trying to ask God to help her, ..."

4. The Sunday Magazine by Thomas Guthrie, William Garden Blaikie, Benjamin Waugh (1869)
"'•Mrs. Bernard says nellie is here, and I am afraid hur husband is at the Chase. ... I'm not afraid for you, nellie. Do you remember the old French motto, ..."

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