Used when rather, but not extremely, confused by a situation, or object.
What in the hell is that kid doing?
What in the hell is that?
by bitchesandhoestoyourmother November 11, 2010
What one says when he is confused, puzzled, perplexed and or mindfucked. Is synonymous with the highly used "What the hell?"
"What in the hell just happened?"

"What the hell is that monkey doing fucking that dog like that?"

"What in the hell does that jew think he's doing trying to haggle that black man from his drug money?"

"What in the hell is going on?"

"What in the hell time is it?"

"What in the hell did you just do?"

"What in the hell? Why would you accuse me of fucking that transexual hooker by the pool at the sleezy motel?"
by Travesty360 February 23, 2012
The Term signifies an event or an occurrence that is so crazy or out of the orderay that it is completely absurd or astonishing.

In the normal sense hell isnt seen as flying nor moving so that is how the term got its definition. Because of how insane a flying hell would be.
Mat: Hey did you hear Janet got shit faced and went scuba divin inside of the library aquarium???
Me an intellectual: What the flying hell? Really???
by XXX_House_XXX October 25, 2019
When you're so shook and confused you ask this.
Mom: You are grounded!
Daughter: What the fat hell?????!!!
by Saraafp June 22, 2018
When “what the hell” is not enough, but “wtf” is inappropriate to use. Eg at a church or a school
What the even hell sandra you cannot blow a kiss to the priest

What the even hell karen, why are you wearing odd shoes.
by Lionking98 July 30, 2021
A phrase used to express anger, surprise or ecstasy and to replace the word "what". (Note: this word may be considered rude by some people and should be avoided in both speech and writing. A kinder way to use this is "what the heck".
What the hell?! That guy just fricking lost his bat when he already had 2 outs! Is he mad?
by Xxdeurbanmeme4xX April 23, 2019