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hella

See also: Hella, hellä, and hella-

English

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Etymology 1

Related to "a hell of a". Originally Northern California slang. Also helluv.

Pronunciation

Determiner

hella

  1. (slang, chiefly Northern California) Intensifier, signifies an abundance of a thing; much or many.
    There are hella people here.
Synonyms
  • (intensifier; much or many): mad

Pronoun

hella

  1. (slang, chiefly Northern California) a lot; or, a hell of a lot.
    We paid hella for that Chinese cuisine.

Adverb

hella (not comparable)

  1. (slang, chiefly Northern California) Intensifier (modifies verbs); to a large extent; totally; very much.
    I can't tell you how much I hella love the new track.
    Jane was driving away, and the door was open, so I hella ran for it.
    Oh, today's Cyrell's bday. We hella sang her happy birthday at the spot.
  2. (slang, chiefly Northern California) Intensifier (modifies adjectives); to a large degree; extremely; exceedingly.
    I guess she seems hella stoned in her commercial.
    I've been a Star Wars fan since I was hella young.
Synonyms
  • (extremely, modifies adjectives): wicked (North East US)

Interjection

hella

  1. (slang, chiefly Northern California) For sure; totally; hell yeah; used as a strong affirmation of something that was just said, accomplished, or revealed.
    "We definitely rocked that shit man!" "Hella!"

Related terms

Quotations

Etymology 2

Shortened form, or elision, of phrases like "hell have", approximating casual speech in writing.

Contraction

hella

  1. (nonstandard) Hell have.
    Where the hella you been?

References

  • Waksler, Rachelle (San Francisco State University), "A HELLA New Specifier". [1]

Finnish

Etymology

From the noun helle.

Noun

hella

  1. range (for cooking)
  2. oven

Declension


Icelandic

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Noun

hella f (genitive singular hellu, nominative plural hellur)

  1. a paver; a stone or cast slab, a paving block
    Að leggja hellur.
    To pave.

Derived terms

Concrete paver blocks in a circular pattern.

Verb

hella (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative hellti, supine hellt)

  1. (transitive, governs the dative) to pour
    Ég hellti öllu gosinu þínu.
    I poured all your soda.

Derived terms