adjective, adverb Pronunciation Spelling.
- hellman, lillian,
- hello money,
- hells canyon,
- helm port,
Origin of helluva
Examples from the Web for helluva
Hosting the show really is the most thankless—and one of the most trying—jobs in showbiz, but DeGeneres did a helluva job.Surprise! Ellen DeGeneres is the Best Oscars Host in a Decade|Marlow Stern|March 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“This Congress has not instilled a helluva lot of confidence in the party,” says longtime consultant Mark Corallo.
There are a helluva lot of reasons to cast aspersions on Mumford & Sons.
To her credit, she did a helluva job—even premiering an unreleased Deadmau5 song.
All things considered, Cheney remains convinced that he did a helluva job.Dick Cheney Sounds Off on CIA Torture, Iraq, and More in New Sundance Documentary|Marlow Stern|January 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It's a helluva risk every time you make a shot, in spite of all the propaganda.Tight Squeeze|Dean Charles Ing
And a helluva recommendation we would get from him, too, I bet yer!Elkan Lubliner, American|Montague Glass
For a helluva long time you've answered nobody—though everyone in the Bunch must have tried beaming you.The Planet Strappers|Raymond Zinke Gallun
Any missing telenizer equipment would cause a helluva fuss, and there hasn't been any fuss.The Telenizer|Don Thompson
"Your wife took a helluva chance, Gordon," Trench said heavily.Police Your Planet|Lester del Rey
adverb, adjective informal
1910, attempt to represent the casual pronunciation of expression hell of a _____, which is attested from 1776 (see hell).