Definition of mell of a hess in English:

mell of a hess

noun

US
informal
  • A complete mess.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in The Port Arthur News. From hell of a mess with euphemistic or humorous transposition of initial letters.

Pronunciation

mell of a hess

/ˈmɛl əv ə ˌhɛs//ˌmɛl əv ə ˈhɛs/