Definitions

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  • adj. Intensifier, signifies an abundance of a thing; much or many.
  • adj. a lot; or, a hell of a lot.
  • adv. Intensifier (modifies verbs); to a large extent; totally; very much.
  • adv. Intensifier (modifies adjectives); to a large degree; extremely; exceedingly.
  • interj. For sure; totally; hell yeah; used as a strong affirmation of something that was just said, accomplished, or revealed.
  • Hell have.

Etymologies

Related to "a hell of a". Originally Northern California slang. Also helluv. (Wiktionary)
Shortened form, or elision, of phrases like "hell have", approximating casual speech in writing. (Wiktionary)

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  • December 7, 2009

  • Slang word from Northern California meaning big, impressive, stunning.

    "he's got hella bank" Very rich
    "She's hella hot" Hot,hot, hot!

    June 10, 2009

  • They say, it's NorCal.

    April 19, 2008