heck

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noun \ˈhek\

Definition of heck

  1. 1 :  hell 2 all heck breaks loose

  2. 2 :  hell 4 a heck of a lot of money

Examples of heck in a Sentence

  1. it looks like heck in that boy's bedroom

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Origin and Etymology of heck

euphemism


First Known Use: 1887


Heck

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biographical name \ˈhek\

Definition of Heck

  1. Richard F(red) 1931–2015 American chemist


HECK Defined for English Language Learners

heck

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noun

Definition of heck for English Language Learners

  • —used as a more polite form of hell



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