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  1. Nelly(ProperNoun)

    A spelling variant of Nellie, a diminutive of the female given names Eleanor and Helen.

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

  2. Nelly(ProperNoun)

    One of the Frazier Islands where nellies breed.

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


  1. Nelly

    Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr., better known by his stage name, Nelly, is an American Grammy Award-winning hip hop recording artist, entrepreneur and occasional actor from St. Louis, Missouri. He has performed with Southern hip hop group St. Lunatics since 1993 and signed to Universal Records in 1999. Under Universal, Nelly began his solo career in 2000 with his debut album Country Grammar, the title track of which was a top ten hit. The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 and went on to peak at number one. Country Grammar is Nelly's best-selling album to date, selling over 8.4 million copies in the United States. His following album, Nellyville, produced the number-one hits "Hot in Herre" and "Dilemma". Other singles included "Work It", "Air Force Ones", "Pimp Juice" and "#1". With the same-day dual release Sweat and Suit and the compilation Sweatsuit, Nelly continued to generate many chart-topping hits. Sweat debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 342,000 copies in its first week. On the same week of release, Suit debuted at number one, selling around 396,000 copies in its first week on the same chart. Nelly's fifth studio album, Brass Knuckles, was released on September 16, 2008, after several delays. It produced the singles "Party People", "Stepped on My J'z" and "Body on Me". In 2010, Nelly released the album 5.0. The lead single, "Just a Dream", has appeared in the top ten of several singles charts and were certified platinum in the United States. The second single is "Move That Body". "Gone" is the sequel to Nelly's 2002 worldwide number one single "Dilemma", also with Rowland, and serves as third single from Nelly's album.

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  1. nelly

    Diomedea spadicea, a sea-bird of the family Procellaridæ, which follows in the wake of a ship when rounding the Cape of Good Hope: it is very voracious of fat blubber.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nelly in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nelly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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  1. Pax Tobi Ogunyemi:

    Really dug the Canadian anthem by Nelly Furtado with Tony Duncan.

  2. Kelsea Ballerini:

    I think that every time a country artist steps outside of the country boundary, it just brings more ears to us, when Florida Georgia Line and Nelly put out the 'Cruise' remix, it brought so many more people to country music. Plus, I love pop music so anytime I get to collaborate I like to.

  3. Jane Brady:

    The remarks made by Nelly Jordan, who was elected to Nelly Jordan post by the Sussex County GOP Executive Committee, were offensive, hurtful and anti-Semitic.

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    quickly aroused to anger
    • A. currish
    • B. askant
    • C. motile
    • D. irascible

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