heller

1
[hel-er]
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noun Informal.

a noisy, rowdy, troublesome person; hellion.

Nearby words

  1. hellenism,
  2. hellenist,
  3. hellenistic,
  4. hellenistic age,
  5. hellenize,
  6. heller, joseph,
  7. helleri,
  8. hellerwork,
  9. hellery,
  10. helles

Origin of heller

1
1890–95, Americanism; short for hell-raiser

heller

2
[hel-er]

noun, plural hel·lers, hel·ler.

a former coin of various German states, usually equal to half a pfennig.
a former bronze coin of Austria, the 100th part of a korona.

Origin of heller

2
1565–75; < German, Middle High German haller, heller, after Schwäbisch Hall Swabian town where they were orig. minted; see -er1

Heller

[hel-er]

noun

Joseph,1923–99, U.S. novelist.
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British Dictionary definitions for heller

heller

1

noun plural -ler

a monetary unit of the Czech Republic and Slovakia, worth one hundredth of a koruna
any of various old German or Austrian coins of low denomination

Word Origin for heller

from German haller a silver coin, after Hall, town in Swabia where the coins were minted

noun

another word for hellion

Heller

noun

Joseph. 1923–99, US novelist. His works include Catch 22 (1961), God Knows (1984), Picture This (1988), and Closing Time (1994)
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Word Origin and History for heller

heller

n.

former small coin of Austria and Germany, 1570s, from German Heller, from Middle High German haller, short for haller pfennic "penny coined in Hall" in Swabia (cf. dollar).

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