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50.
Adjective: alot, many, etc
Adverb: really, very, etc
Adjective- There were hella people there.
Adverb- The party was hella cool.
by Kelly Lazzara July 21, 2006
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51.
A word that has become popular that originated in the NorCal area.

Hella means "very" as in "It's hella hot in here!"

The word has spread, which is ironic because it sounds incredibly hickish (and likely has hick roots, with all of the Okies that moved to NorCal during and after the Depression).

Hella is not a word that people from outside of the Bay Area should be using, unless they actually want to sound like hicks.
Blonde girl: "I'm hella horny. Maybe I should say yes to the first guy that approaches me."

Brunnette: Oh god. You sound hella desperate.
by Varrioso August 16, 2012
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While used in most areas of nor cal, people from Santa Cruz look down on it, considering it valley. This is most likely due to all the tourists from San Jose they get. If a local uses it they will be at least temprarily shunned and often yelled at by even their closes friends.
WARNING: Don't say hella or hecka in Santa Cruz
That's hella tight!
Omg you did not just say that, don't be such a kook.
by strikeuptheband March 08, 2007
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53.
Lots of or alot in a large amount of
"Hey man that girl over there has hella big titties"
by S Bloyd June 17, 2006
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54.
Modifier, meaning either "very much" or "a large number of." A Bay Area (specifically East Bay) regionalism that dates from the mid-1970s, if not earlier, later popularized by the No Doubt song "Hella Good."
"I met this girl and she was hella fine and I tried to talk to her, but I'd drunk hella beers and was hella wasted." -- Actual quote spoken by East Bay high school student.
by Raider Nation O.G. April 20, 2006
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55.
San Francisco Bay Area Slang. First became widely used during the early 1980's.

Became more mainstream after the band No Doubt's song entitled, "Hella Good" was released.

The term is shortened from "hell of" and most likely derived from "a hell of a lot of"
That party was hella fun!

We got hella hyphy last night.

That dude was hella old.
by Aeronius January 15, 2006
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56.
alot, very much
that pizza was hella good.
by ryn July 23, 2003
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