- a female given name, form of Helen.
- (often lowercase) Slang.
- Offensive.a fussily effeminate male.
- Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.a contemptuous term used to refer to a male homosexual.
noun Australian Slang.
- inferior or cheap wine.
noun not on your nelly
- (sentence substitute) British slang not under any circumstances; certainly not
fem. proper name, also Nellie, diminutive of Nell, a pet form of Ellen, Helen, or Eleanor. Meaning “weak-spirited person” is first attested 1961. see nervous nellie.