[hel-ish] /ˈhɛl ɪʃ/
of, like, or suitable to ; infernal; vile; horrible:
It was a hellish war.
miserable; abominable; execrable:
We had a hellish time getting through traffic.
The child’s behavior was hellish most of the day.
of or resembling hell
(informal) very difficult or unpleasant
(Brit, informal) (intensifier): a hellish good idea
1520s, from hell + -ish. Related: Hellishly; hellishness. Earlier in same sense were helli “helly” (late 12c.); hellen “hellish, infernal” (c.1200), with -en (2); and Old English hellic.
[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 […]
- Hello money
noun 1. a charge made by a retailer to a supplier for introducing the supplier’s goods to its stores