hella

[hel-uh]Slang.
adjective
  1. great in number, measure, or degree; many; much: We all ate hella cake last night.

Origin of hella

First recorded in 1980–85; probably shortening of helluva
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  • I am so unhappy; Hella consoles me as much as she can, but even she can't understand.

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    An Anonymous Young Girl

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

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    An Anonymous Young Girl

  • No, I never should have thought that Hella would prove to have been right in that matter.

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  • Hella agrees, and we are really connoisseurs in the matter of sweets.

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    An Anonymous Young Girl

  • If Hella had not been absent to-day because of — —, she might have been able to whisper it to me.

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