Definition of hella in English:

hella

adverb

informal as submodifier
  • Extremely (used for emphasis)

    ‘I was hella mad’

determiner

informal
  • A large amount or number of.

    ‘those songs don't get hella airplay’
    ‘there would be hella people in the streets’

Origin

1980s probably from helluva or hellacious.

Pronunciation

hella

/ˈhɛlə/