As proper nouns the difference between welly and nelly
is that welly
is (nz|informal) wellington, new zealand while nelly
is a spelling variant of nellie, a diminutive of the female given names eleanor and helen.
(countable) Wellington boot.
(uncountable) Force on a pedal or increase to any fuel or power for an engine or motor.
(uncountable) Force or effort.
* welly whanging
* give it some welly
* welly it
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.