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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.


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