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1> _разг. (притворная) скромница; жеманница

Новый большой англо-русский словарь. 2001.

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  • nice\ Nelly — • nice Nellie • nice Nelly I. noun informal Someone who acts too good to be true; a prude; a prig. We took him for a nice Nelly when he wouldn t fight. II. adj informal too careful not to say or do anything wrong or improper; too proper; prudish …   Словарь американских идиом

  • nice\ Nellie — • nice Nellie • nice Nelly I. noun informal Someone who acts too good to be true; a prude; a prig. We took him for a nice Nelly when he wouldn t fight. II. adj informal too careful not to say or do anything wrong or improper; too proper; prudish …   Словарь американских идиом

  • nice Nelly — ☆ nice Nelly n. a prudish or affectedly modest person, who uses euphemisms: also sp. nice Nellie nice Nelly adj …   English World dictionary

  • nice´-Nel´lie — nice Nelly or nice Nellie, plural nice Nellies. Slang. a person who is overly modest or prudish: »By 1916, Dreiser was the hero of the avant garde and the pet peeve of the nice Nellies, who denounced “The Genius” as literary sewage and got it… …   Useful english dictionary

  • nice´-Nel´ly — nice Nelly or nice Nellie, plural nice Nellies. Slang. a person who is overly modest or prudish: »By 1916, Dreiser was the hero of the avant garde and the pet peeve of the nice Nellies, who denounced “The Genius” as literary sewage and got it… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nelly Duff — storefront, Columbia Road market, London. Nelly Duff is a contemporary commercial art gallery in Shoreditch, London. It is based at the foot of Columbia Road market in the East End of London. It works with Ben Eine, The Toaster, and many other… …   Wikipedia

  • nice nelly — nice′ nel′ly (or Nel′ly) [[t]ˈnɛl i[/t]] n. a person who professes or exhibits excessive modesty, prudishness, or the like • Etymology: 1925–30 nice′ nel′ly, nice′ Nel′ly, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • nice nelly — noun or nice nellie ˈ ̷ ̷ˈnelē Usage: usually capitalized 2d N Etymology: probably from nice (I) + Nelly, Nellie, the name 1. : prude I m no nice Nelly Ethel Merman …   Useful english dictionary

  • nice-nelly — adjective or nice nellie ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ Usage: often capitalized 2d N Etymology: nice Nelly or nice Nellie : overly delicate : prudish, euphemistic …   Useful english dictionary

  • nice nellie — noun see nice nelly * * * nice Nelly or nice Nellie, plural nice Nellies. Slang. a person who is overly modest or prudish: »By 1916, Dreiser was the hero of the avant garde and the pet peeve of the nice Nellies, who denounced “The Genius” as… …   Useful english dictionary

  • nice-nelly — /nuys nel ee/, adj. 1. characterized by prudishness or excessive modesty: The entrance of his nice nelly friend stopped the flow of risqué stories. 2. being a euphemism; euphemistic: nice nelly expressions. Also, nice Nelly. [1920 25, Amer.] * *… …   Universalium

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