helluva

[ hel-uh-vuh ]
/ ˈhɛl ə və /

adjective, adverb Pronunciation Spelling.

hell of a (used as an intensifier): We had a helluva time getting through the heavy traffic. She's a helluva good player!

Origin of helluva

First recorded in 1915–20
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British Dictionary definitions for helluva

helluva

/ (ˈhɛləvə) /

adverb, adjective informal

(intensifier)a helluva difficult job; he's a helluva guy
Southern African (intensifier)it's helluva tough out here
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