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
A word that cool people's too good for the southerners to use.....NOR-CAL!!!!
That's hella cool.
That hurt hella.
Your hella gay.
I'm hella tired.
by stupid loser January 01, 2004
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
An adjective/adverb that can be used in place of the word "very" or "a lot." It is commonly used by Californians.
Anthony: Hey brian, you are hella cool!
Brian: I know Anthony. I sure am!
by hellabrian June 25, 2010
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
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
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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