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hella

[hel-uh]Slang.
adverb
  1. very; extremely: Those pictures were hella good.
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adjective
  1. great in number, measure, or degree; many; much: We all ate hella cake last night.
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Origin of hella

First recorded in 1980–85; probably shortening of helluva
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  • In the interval Hella walked past Anneliese and said out loud: "Traitress!!"

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    An Anonymous Young Girl

  • Just before 12 Hella and I were summoned to the head's room again.

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  • No one ever had a friend like Hella, and she is so brave and clever.

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  • "You should never trust anyone," says Hella, and she's perfectly right.

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  • Of course Hella told the lieutenant that she was a colonel's daughter.

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