: hell sense 2
all heck breaks loose
: hell sense 4
a heck of a lot of money

Examples of heck in a Sentence

it looks like heck in that boy's bedroom
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Word History



First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of heck was in 1887

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Cite this Entry

“Heck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heck. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

Biographical Definition


biographical name

Richard F(red) 1931–2015 American chemist

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