[hel-yuh n] /ˈhɛl yən/
a disorderly, troublesome, rowdy, or mischievous person.
(US, informal) a rough or rowdy person, esp a child; troublemaker Also called heller
1846, American English, altered (by association with Hell) from Scottish/northern England dialectal hallion “worthless fellow, scamp” (1786), of unknown origin.
[hel-ish] /ˈhɛl ɪʃ/ adjective 1. of, like, or suitable to ; infernal; vile; horrible: It was a hellish war. 2. miserable; abominable; execrable: We had a hellish time getting through traffic. 3. devilishly bad: The child’s behavior was hellish most of the day. /ˈhɛlɪʃ/ adjective 1. of or resembling hell 2. wicked; cruel 3. (informal) […]
[hel-muh n] /ˈhɛl mən/ noun 1. Lillian Florence, 1905–84, U.S. playwright. /ˈhɛlmən/ noun 1. Lillian. 1905–84, US dramatist. Her works include the plays The Little Foxes (1939), The Searching Wind (1944), and the autobiographical Scoundrel Time (1976)
[he-loh, huh-, hel-oh] /hɛˈloʊ, hə-, ˈhɛl oʊ/ interjection 1. (used to express a greeting, answer a telephone, or attract attention.) 2. (an exclamation of surprise, wonder, elation, etc.) 3. (used derisively to question the comprehension, intelligence, or common sense of the person being addressed): You’re gonna go out with him? Hello! noun, plural hellos. 4. […]
- Hell of a
1. Also, one hell of a 2. See devil of a 3. This phrase is used as an intensive to emphasize certain qualities about the noun it modifies. By itself the idiom is ambiguous, for its exact meaning depends on the context. For example, He is a hell of a driver can mean either that […]