Definitions for nice-nellyismˈnaɪsˈnɛl iˌɪz əm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

nice-nel•ly•ismˈnaɪsˈnɛl iˌɪz əm(n.)

or nice′-Nel′ly•ism

  1. excessive modesty; prudishness.

  2. a euphemism:

    timid writing, full of nice-nellyisms.

Origin of nice-nellyism:

1935–40

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