March 27th, 2019


Word of the Day 03/27/19 Nice-Nellyism

Nice-Nellyism (noun)
nice-nellyism or nice-Nel·ly·ism [nahys-nel-ee-iz-uh m]

1. excessive modesty; prudishness.
2. a euphemism: an evasive style of writing, full of circumlocutions and nice-nellyisms.

Origin: First recorded in 1935–40; nice nelly + -ism

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