Definition of helluva in English:



  • A hell of a (representing a non-standard pronunciation)

    ‘I'm in a helluva mess’
    • ‘It's a wide open race and I think it's a good thing because it's turning into a helluva show.’
    • ‘Last year, one of the other writers who worked on the show sold his Xerox of my bible on eBay for a helluva lot of money.’
    • ‘I realised I'd just seen a really big clue - one helluva giveaway - so I reckon I know whodunnit.’
    • ‘That's a helluva lot of money for one member of Congress from one small company.’
    • ‘Harold Bloom, the Yale professor and literary critic, has been on a helluva roll.’
    • ‘Does make me think though, seven years is a helluva long time!’
    • ‘Shea is an outstanding writer and a helluva defender of the faith.’
    • ‘Discussing books with your friend is one helluva exercise, I tell ya.’
    • ‘And what Curtis has to say is a helluva lot more interesting than what Michael Moore had to say.’
    • ‘Larry's wife, Sarah, is now one of my closest friends (and one helluva good cook).’
    • ‘Your credibility gap on Iraq, he effectively told the president, is a helluva lot bigger than mine.’
    • ‘Democracy is on a roll, even if there is a helluva lot of work to be done.’
    • ‘The world is in a helluva mess and it is going to get worse before it gets better.’
    • ‘I don't know where he gets this stuff, but someday, he's going to be one helluva good man.’
    • ‘I've enjoyed many a beer with Alan and sure as hell look forward to enjoying a helluva lot more.’
    • ‘By the end he was drinking a helluva lot - a bottle of vodka after each show.’
    • ‘But when I tried to put my finger on it… they actually had a helluva lot in common.’
    • ‘Seriously though, Rudolf must have had one helluva hangover this morning.’
    • ‘That is what might delicately be referred to as one helluva stretch.’
    • ‘If we're going to be one people, we all - especially pakeha - have a helluva lot of learning to do.’