(Cockney rhyming slang) Life.
A common name for the giant petrels, Macronectes giganteus and Macronectes halli.
(slang) Unmanly, effeminate.
One of the Frazier Islands where nellies breed.
Other Word Forms of Nelly
Origin of Nelly
Shortened from Nelly Duff, for puff, i.e. breath of life
Probably from Nelly nickname for Helen
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From the woman's name, Nelly
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