nice-nelly







nice-nelly


adjective

  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.

noun

  1. a person who professes or exhibits excessive modesty, prudishness, or the like: too much of a nice nelly to have any fun.
  2. nice-nellyism(def 2).

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