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hella Syllabification: hell·a
Pronunciation: /ˈhelə/

Definition of hella in English:


[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.


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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.


1980s: probably from helluva or hellacious.

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