- 1Expressing surprise, frustration, or dismay: oh heck, I can’t for the life of me rememberMore example sentences
- I surprised my parents, heck I even surprised Mrs. Morgan, the old lady next door.
- Flipping heck, dash it, and crumbs - I think I'm becoming a potty mouth.
- Flippin heck, this is in another class altogether.
- 1.1 (the heck) Used for emphasis in questions and exclamations: what the heck’s the matter?More example sentences
- Jen mentions Jason's big question - how the heck do bloggers have the time to write so much stuff?
- Which brings up the inevitable question: What the heck has Bob been doing?
- Dex looked at me and gave a freaked out smile as to say where the heck did that question come from after one creepy long stare?
- 1.2 (a heck of a ——) Used for emphasis in various statements or exclamations: it was a heck of a lot of moneyMore example sentences
- This was going to be one heck of a frustrating experience for the both of them.
- He's funny, sexy as hell, a heck of a nice guy, unmarried, good values, yadda yadda.
- That seems like a heck of a lot of money to sit on your butt all day.
late 19th century (originally northern English dialect): euphemistic alteration of hell.
More definitions of heckDefinition of heck in:
- The US English dictionary