helluva


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hell·uv·a

 (hĕl′ə-və) Slang
adv.
Used as an intensive: He's a helluva great guy.
adj.
Excellent; exceptional: That was a helluva vacation!

[Alteration of hell of a.]

helluva

(ˈhɛləvə)
adv, adj
(intensifier): a helluva difficult job; he's a helluva guy.

hell•uv•a

(ˈhɛl ə və)

adj., adv. Pron. Spelling. hell of a (used as an intensive).
[1915–20]
Translations

helluva

[ˈhɛləvə] adj
a helluva [+ mess, problem] → un(e) sacré(e)
to do one helluva job → faire un sacré boulot
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