An overused Cali/"Bay Area" word used by those with limited vocabulary who think the word is exclusive, yet anyone can add an "a" to any word to make it sound cool.
For example, "That's Shita good!" as opposed to "That's Hella good!"
by The one and only/VA baby! July 10, 2006
it originated with people saying hell of, but it just slurred together to become hello
omg he's hella sexy!!
by Josses May 29, 2005
Hella is short for hellacious found in a "real" dictionary. Dictionary definition: Distasteful and repellant: hellacious smog.
Slang. Extraordinary; remarkable: a hellacious catch of fish.
There are hella definitions for hella.
by Tom Alsop May 18, 2005
A word that takes a certain taste to enjoy, like Paris Hilton. Usually only used by Nor Cal natives, or SoCal homo-gheys.
That mofo was talkin for hella days, I was like "Cracka please.", and he was all "That bitch is hella ghey."
by pfft, your mom September 02, 2003
Nonsense that people from California latch onto in order to feel unique. While it is typically used in front of nouns to emphasize said noun's particularity, the only word hella truly belongs in front of is copter.
Gov. Arnold: Everybody get into the hellacopter.
by Setting the Record Straight June 18, 2005
A word that most clearly distinguishes Bay Area kids from the rest of the world. These Bay Area kids think that the whole of Nor-Cal say hella when most of them don't. It is the most despised word in Santa Cruz because it distinguishes fagget valleys that come over from the Bay Area and try to surf, causing hours of traffic throughout SC. Most people are baffled why the users of this word think they are so cool, and certainly the use of the word does not help them any. Surfers certainly do not use this word unless they come from the Bay Area.
Bay Area Kid: This place is hella tight yo.
SC kid: Shut your mouth little grom and go back where you came from, stop crowding our city like rats.
by Shotbox August 30, 2006
1. The stupidest fucking pseudo-word that I have ever heard in my life. If you can't afford the extra two seconds to complete the phrase, don't fucking say it at all.
2. A non-word that many stupid-ass norcal people use to try and attain superiority over people from southern california, without realizing that they come from the fucking armpit of the United States that doesn't have good weather, good beaches, or good bitches.
3. If you use this word, you are a faggot.
An ignorant native Oakland black person: I steal hella cars all the time, because i'm fucking ignorant.
A civilized white person: I have had a heard a hell of a lot of norcal faggots say hella. For christ sake, its not even a fucking word. Fucking norcal niggers.
by Kevin Carl October 15, 2007

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