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heller

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[ hel-er ]
/ ˈhɛl ər /
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noun Informal.
a noisy, rowdy, troublesome person; hellion.
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Origin of heller

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1890–95, Americanism; short for hell-raiser

Other definitions for heller (2 of 3)

heller2
[ hel-er ]
/ ˈhɛl ər /

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, one 100th of a korona.

Origin of heller

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First recorded in 1565–75; from German, Middle High German haller, heller, after (Schwäbisch) Hall, the Swabian town where they were originally minted; see -er1

Other definitions for heller (3 of 3)

Heller
[ hel-er ]
/ ˈhɛl ər /

noun
Joseph, 1923–99, U.S. novelist.
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British Dictionary definitions for heller (1 of 3)

heller1
/ (ˈhɛlə) /

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

British Dictionary definitions for heller (2 of 3)

heller2
/ (ˈhɛlə) /

noun
another word for hellion

British Dictionary definitions for heller (3 of 3)

Heller
/ (ˈhɛlə) /

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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