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Hella. Originated from the streets of San Francisco in the Hunters Point neighborhood. It is commonly used in place of "really" or "very" when describing something.
The Fillmore is hella better than the Mission.

Thank God LA is hella far away.
by TeknoTurd May 27, 2004
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A multi-purpose word invented by people in north california, indigenous to the Bay Area.

Adjective: To describe a lot of something or something good.

Noun: A lot of

Adverb: Suplemental, inferrs a great quantity or that you're doing something and DOING IT RIGHT!

Interjection: An affirmation of what someone just said
Adjective: This party is hella chill.

Noun: I have hella.

Adverb: The Bay areais fuckin hella better than socal

Interjection: Nicole: Dude that shit was off tha hook
Jaime: hella!
by Jaime Portocarrero January 05, 2004
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Derived from "hell of a lot". Similar to "very, really, a lot," etc.

Used mostly in Northern California though has been heard in other parts of CA and even in the media such as an infamous "hella" South Park episode. (Cartman used it outside of its meaning to annoy Kyle.)
Before: There's a hell of a lot of beer in that fridge.

After: There's hella beer in that fridge.

As "very" or "really":

"That's hella far away!"
by Dirty Frank January 26, 2005
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very, totally; lots of

N.B. Generally used in Northern California.
1. That party was hella sketch. What with all those skanky-ass girls.
2. There was HELLA weed tho!
by NorCAL all the way March 01, 2003
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A scientific prefix for 10^27.
Hella-: 2.17 Hellavolts = 2.17 x 10^27 volts
by blanknalb March 04, 2010
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