- very; extremely: Those pictures were hella good.
- 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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Examples from the Web for hella
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In the interval Hella walked past Anneliese and said out loud: "Traitress!!"
Just before 12 Hella and I were summoned to the head's room again.
No one ever had a friend like Hella, and she is so brave and clever.
"You should never trust anyone," says Hella, and she's perfectly right.
Of course Hella told the lieutenant that she was a colonel's daughter.