from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for an effeminate homosexual man.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An effeminate homosexual man.
- n. A silly person.
- n. A common name for the giant petrels, Macronectes giganteus and Macronectes halli
- adj. Unmanly, effeminate.
- n. Life.
Tom, delightful review and I wondered, I really did, if it would be too "nelly" for the intended image.
"It's the closest part he's ever played to his real self, but the fact that he played it kind of nelly was a big risk."
I sometimes wonder if this need to make gays so "nelly" is merely the obvious reaction to Spanish macho culture: If you cannot be macho, then you'd better be a queen.
Finally, sensitive always that some nervous nelly might be reading his piece, he reassures readers that "I also suspect the fallout would be far less damaging and more ephemeral than many might suggest."
Just far enough to feel like I'm a part of his first day but not so far that I'm an over bearing, nervous nelly mom.
Whether the ability to walk with a lisp is in-born or lea rned, there's no denying that most nelly guys don't find other nelly guys sexy.
Even the nelly don't equate nelliness with sexiness.
Some believe gay guys turn sissy because they're naturally nelly and some think it's because they're conforming to a culture that expects it.
Just when I feared my nelly antics would cause him to recoil or withdraw, he would magically turn another side of himself toward me.
Link wilkes-barre and similar are places where the real American voters are, unlike where BHO is hanging out, exotic or not … when pat buchanan used the word “exotic” in the context of talking about Obama, he was criticized as being racist. .now, it appears NYT seems to be using the word ‘exotic’ willy nelly in the context of talking about BHO and the places he visits … is NYT being racist? — dapper