* gelly (obsolete)
(etyl) gelee, from .
(New Zealand, Australia, British) A dessert made by boiling gelatine, sugar and some flavouring (often derived from fruit) and allowing it to set.
(label) A clear or translucent fruit preserve, made from fruit juice and set using either naturally occurring, or added, pectin.
* 1945 , (Fannie Merritt Farmer) and (Wilma Lord Perkins) revisor, The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book , Eighth edition:
* 1975 , and (Marion Rombauer Becker), The Joy of Cooking , 5th revision:
- Perfect jelly is of appetizing flavor; beautifully colored and translucent; tender enough to cut easily with a spoon, yet firm enough to hold its shape when turned from the glass.
A similar dish made with meat.
- Jelly has great clarity. Two cooking processes are involved. First, the juice alone is extracted from the fruit. Only that portion thin and clear enough to drip through a cloth is cooked with sugar until sufficiently firm to hold its shape. It is never stiff and never gummy.
A pretty girl; a girlfriend.
* 1931 , William Faulkner, Sanctuary , Vintage 1993, p. 25:
- calf's-foot jelly
(US, slang) A large backside, especially a woman's.
* 2001 , (w, Destiny's Child), “(Bootylicious)” (song)
- ‘Gowan goes to Oxford a lot,’ the boy said. ‘He?s got a jelly there.’
* 2001 , George Dell, Dance Unto the Lord ,
- I shake my jelly at every chance / When I whip with my hips you slip into a trance
(colloquial) A jelly shoe.
* 2006 , David L. Marcus, What It Takes to Pull Me Through :
- At that Sister Samantha seemed to shake her jelly so that she sank back into her chair.
- Mary Alice gazed at a picture of herself wearing jellies and an oversized turquoise T-shirt that matched her eyes
* (dessert made by boiling gelatin) (US) jello, Jell-O
* (fruit preserve) jam, marmalade
* comb jelly
* jelly baby
* jelly bean
* jelly bracelet
* royal jelly
To wiggle like jelly.
To make jelly.
From jealous by shortening.
* 2011 , "
Exchange smiles, not saliva", The Banner (Grand Blanc High School), Volume 47, Issue 2, December 2011, page 17:
1000 English basic words
- "I think other people make rude comments because they're jelly [jealous] bro," Schroer said. "We're just showing our love to other people."
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.