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
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
Theres Hella Posts, Descirbing The Same SHit
by NormaN BayteS March 16, 2003
The word wicked is a term originating in Oakland California that is fairly endemic to the sanfrancisco bay area and to a lesser extent the rest of the state. The word has three separate definitions,

1: very

2: a lot of

3: general term of agreement
1: this sandwich is hella good

2: hella stoners hang out around there

Person 1: Hey dude you wanna go get some drinks?
Person 2: Hella!
by Dat panda likes jelly September 15, 2015
hell of a lot a
theres hella people there
by truthasiknowit August 18, 2015
Hella came from the Black Panthers in Oakland, Ca. in the early 1970's. It was used in place of "hell of" meaning to "have an excess of". Most commonly used to describe the level of badness something may have. Today it can be used by everyone who wants to describe how good or bad anything is.
"That A's game was hella bad last night!" or "Those diamond studded boots are hell bad." or "My arm hella itches". or "I'm hella stoked!"
by Hella from Oaktown April 29, 2015
The word is hella sick, it originated in Northern California in the bay area. Its used for hella things, you can use it for pretty much anything, just read the conversation:
Me: Dude, that party was hella sick last night.!
Tom: I know, there was hella people!
Me: I know you got hella drunk dude
Tom: I passed out hella early, when I woke up this morning I felt hella bad bro. I threw up hella times
Me: Dude you didn't even drink that much! I had hella beers and was up hella late!
Tom: Fuck you dude your hella annoying!

by The Origionator October 24, 2011

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