Meaning of nice nelly
Pronunciation: (nel'ē), [key]
- a person who professes or exhibits excessive modesty, prudishness, or the like: too much of a nice nelly to have any fun.
- nice-nellyism (def. 2).
Pronunciation: (nīs'nel'ē), [key]
- characterized by prudishness or excessive modesty: The entrance of his nice-nelly friend stopped the flow of risqué stories.
- being a euphemism; euphemistic: nice-nelly expressions.