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One who is brazen, fearless or disregards the consequences of his/her actions. Crazy, Overconfident, Ill.
Origin:Charlotte, NC - the QC - the Queen City
1. He came in and assaulted the young man openly in public, He is rather "shell"
2. Dude just rolled in and punch my man dead in his grill. He straight "shell"
by Wisdoma Allah July 24, 2003
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Overratedly high.
Nigga I just faced a blunt of purp an Im gotdamn SHELL as hell.
by Dionja Glover December 19, 2008
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A slang term used in Cleveland and surrounding cities to refer to a cigar of any kind used to smoke marijuana.
I got some green, but do you got a shell?
by Da One November 15, 2005
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The concluding exclamation in a conversation or argument whereby one person's fact, argument point or humiliating revelation will be proven untrue or ridiculous, rendering them in a state of embarrassment.

It can be also used as closure in an exchange of purposely misleading information solely to provoke gullibility.

The derivation comes from the phrase, having 'egg on your face' meaning to suffer embarrassment. Shell, would indicate ultimate embarrassment; having the egg AND the shell on your face, eventually being shortened to just Shell.

Also, Get your Shells, Get Your Shellings, Shellings and Shell on you.

The past tense would be Shelled or Shelled out.

This phrase is commonly used in South Manchester, UK
A - I had five pints last night.
B - No you didn't.
A - Yes I did.
B - John, how many pints did A have last night
John - Two
B (to A) - Hahaha! Shell.

A - Have you seen the moon tonight?
B - Yes, Professor, It's a Waxing Crescent
A - Hahaha! No it's not you fucking idiot. It's a Waning Gibbous. Shell!

A - There's your mum.
B - Where?
A - Over there, sucking your brother off. Shell
by jimhotep April 10, 2013
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Being high as hell or the state of intoxication from marijuana
This blunt got me shell as hell .

I got shell as fuck yesterday
by Purp Cobain January 10, 2011
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That Mac-10 spit 30 shells and kille johnny
by ac February 04, 2004
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An exclamation used by someone when describing someone else who in a position that's usually both unlucky and embarassing. This is a Manchester UK specific slang-word.
'His mum caught him having a hand-shandy.'
'Shell.'
by Jasper Byrne August 25, 2006
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