Definition of Mary Ellen in US English:

Mary Ellen

(also Mury Helen)

noun

British Regional
  • In Liverpool: a working-class woman, especially a fruit-seller or market trader.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Robert Lynd (1879–1949), journalist and essayist. From the female forename Mary Ellen.

Pronunciation

Mary Ellen

/ˌmɛːrɪ ˈɛlən/