Eleanor vs Nelly - What's the difference?
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Nelly is a related term of eleanor.
(en proper noun
* : Act I, Scene II:
* 1866 William 'Wilkie' Collins: Armadale . Kissinger Publishing 2004. ISBN 1417911972 page 288:
- Nay, Eleanor', then must I chide outright: / Presumptuous dame! ill-nurtured ' Eleanor ! / Art thou not second woman in the realm, / And the protector's wife, belov'd of him?
- When you hear a young lady called Eleanor', you think of a tall, beautiful, interesting creature directly - the very opposite of ''me''! With my personal appearance, ' Eleanor sounds ridiculous - and Neelie, as you yourself remarked, is just the thing. No! no! don't say any more - - -
Shortened from Nelly Duff'', for ''puff'', i.e. breath of ''life
(-) (not used in the plural)
(Cockney rhyming slang) Life.
* Used principally in the phrase (not on your nelly).
From the woman's name, Nelly
(derogatory, slang) An effeminate homosexual man.
(British, slang) A silly person.
A common name for the giant petrels, Macronectes giganteus'' and ''Macronectes halli
* (petrel) Antarctic giant petrel, northern piant petrel, southern giant fulmar, southern giant petrel
(slang) Unmanly, effeminate.