Nelly vs Newly - What's the difference?
As a proper noun nelly
is a spelling variant of nellie, a diminutive of the female given names eleanor and helen.
As an adverb newly is
in a new manner.
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.
In a new manner.
* , title=The Mirror and the Lamp
, passage=One saint's day in mid-term a certain newly
appointed suffragan-bishop came to the school chapel, and there preached on “The Inner Life.”}}