Nellie

/nel"ee/, n.
1. a female given name, form of Helen.
2. (l.c.) Slang. a fussily effeminate male.
3. Slang (disparaging and offensive). a male homosexual.
Also, Nelly.

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(as used in expressions)
Bly Nellie
McClung Nellie
Nellie Mooney
Melba Dame Nellie

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