Definition of hella in English:

hella

Syllabification: hell·a
Pronunciation: /ˈhelə
 
/
informal

adverb

[as submodifier]
  • Extremely (used for emphasis): I was hella mad
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    • You're gonna be hella tired.
    • Flat panel TVs are hella expensive.
    • For the younger members of the audience, those are like USB ports but hella big.

determiner

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  • A large amount or number of: those songs don’t get hella airplay there would be hella people in the streets
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    • It sounds like you make hella effort and if your biz partner cannot learn to work with your strengths and accommodate your weaknesses it is not a good partnership.
    • It's a beautiful, sunny spring afternoon here in the hood and there are hella honeys running around all over the place.
    • I have hella issues admitting that I even write poetry - odd, considering the entire poetry blog I have.

Origin

1980s: probably from helluva or hellacious.

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