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[as submodifier] Extremely (used for emphasis)‘I was hella mad’
- ‘This chapter's kind of short but it took me a hella long time to write.’
- ‘There is a costume shop nearby that I plan to check out but the only time I can get down there is right before we leave, and besides, they're hella expensive.’
- ‘Sean wanted to take us to River Legacy park's kinked rail which was hella far away.’
- ‘This episode is just hella cool.’
- ‘I know this fella hurt you hella bad, but listen up: in this dating thing, we are all walking wounded.’
- ‘The big cities stay up late and party hella hard.’
- ‘Flat panel TVs are hella expensive.’
- ‘I just got some dental surgery done and am hella spaced out on painkillers.’
- ‘You're gonna be hella tired.’
- ‘Anyway the article is hella good.’
- ‘It makes me really angry 'cause I've been doing hella well.’
- ‘It's hella cool what he does.’
- ‘Everybody was super stoked, especially Judd who was skating hella hard.’
- ‘He showed up hella late.’
- ‘I couldn't tell exactly what he was expressing but it was hella freaky.’
- ‘They got off hella easy; some of them have art first period.’
- ‘Without much knowledge about the procedure, "it was hella scary," she says.’
- ‘For the younger members of the audience, those are like USB ports but hella big.’
- ‘Yeah, it's hella catchy.’
- ‘One of the other guys commented that our twenty-minute conversation could have gone on for eight hours, and I quite agree; it's hella fun picking brains with those guys.’
A large amount or number of.‘those songs don't get hella airplay’‘there would be hella people in the streets’
- ‘It's a beautiful, sunny spring afternoon here in the hood and there are hella honeys running around all over the place.’
- ‘I have hella issues admitting that I even write poetry - odd, considering the entire poetry blog I have.’
- ‘We'd go around riding bikes, jump, hittin' hella jumps.’
- ‘I know what time it hit because it was making a hella racket and I could feel my building shaking.’
- ‘It sounds like you make hella effort and if your biz partner cannot learn to work with your strengths and accommodate your weaknesses it is not a good partnership.’
- ‘I've been shot at hella times.’
- ‘He was Hawaiian and Filipino with long hair and hella tattoos and he was all ripped, you know, super buff.’
- ‘With the upcoming elections, there's been hella talk about the different types of votes - Soccer Moms, Nascar Dads, and of course, all the different "ethnic" votes.’
- ‘Leo, really: What good is making hella cash if you're going to live off ramen and Sunny Delight?’
- ‘I would have to walk up hella stairs to get to her door, then we would do our make-up and giggle in her bathroom.’
- ‘When she came over the next day I took hella pictures of her.’
- ‘I joined a couple crews and got hella fame.’
1980s: probably from helluva or hellacious.
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