Nelly vs Molly - What's the difference?

nelly | molly |


As proper nouns the difference between nelly and molly

is that nelly is a spelling variant of nellie, a diminutive of the female given names eleanor and helen while molly is (female).

As a noun molly is

(north america) the crystalline or powdered form of mdma.

nelly

English

Etymology 1

Shortened from Nelly Duff'', for ''puff'', i.e. breath of ''life

Noun

(-) (not used in the plural)
  • (Cockney rhyming slang) Life.
  • Usage notes
    * Used principally in the phrase (not on your nelly).

    Etymology 2

    From the woman's name, Nelly

    Noun

    (nellies)
  • (derogatory, slang) An effeminate homosexual man.
  • (British, slang) A silly person.
  • A common name for the giant petrels, Macronectes giganteus'' and ''Macronectes halli
  • Hyponyms
    * (petrel) Antarctic giant petrel, northern piant petrel, southern giant fulmar, southern giant petrel

    Adjective

    (er)
  • (slang) Unmanly, effeminate.
  • molly

    English

    Noun

    (mollies)
  • A woman or girl, especially of low status.
  • (slang) An effeminate male, a male homosexual.
  • (slang) Pure MDMA powder.
  • A fish of the genus Poecilia .
  • A mollemoke.
  • A female cat; a she-cat.
  • A molly bolt.
  • Derived terms

    * mollycoddle

    See also

    * guppy