heck

noun
\ ˈhek How to pronounce heck (audio) \

Definition of heck

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Heck

biographical name
\ ˈhek How to pronounce Heck (audio) \

Definition of Heck (Entry 2 of 2)

Richard F(red) 1931–2015 American chemist

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Examples of heck in a Sentence

Noun

it looks like heck in that boy's bedroom

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Next is the opening kickoff, with IU players running onto the field and waving to the crowd to fire them up … and being told by Ball State’s players to get the heck off our side of the field. Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, "Doyel: Rocket-armed Michael Penix might just lift IU football to new heights," 31 Aug. 2019 And when the heck did business showers become a thing? Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, "Son left home, but left his nude photos behind," 29 Aug. 2019 And when the heck did business showers become a thing? Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, "Ask Amy: Son left home, but left behind racy mementos," 29 Aug. 2019 And when the heck did business showers become a thing? Amy Dickinson, The Mercury News, "Ask Amy: Should we let our son know we found the photos he took?," 29 Aug. 2019 And when the heck did business showers become a thing? Ask Amy, oregonlive, "Ask Amy: 40-something son’s racy photos surface on parents’ computer," 29 Aug. 2019 And when the heck did business showers become a thing? Amy Dickinson, BostonGlobe.com, "Son left home, but left his nude pix behind," 28 Aug. 2019 However, co-directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett direct the heck out of the script, maintaining the pace at a full rip, which papers over any character inconsistencies or plot holes. Katie Walsh, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘Ready or Not’ sacrifices horror for irony and laughs to skewer the 1 percent," 22 Aug. 2019 However, co-directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett direct the heck out of the script, maintaining the pace at a full rip, which papers over any character inconsistencies or plot holes. Katie Walsh, Twin Cities, "1-percenter slasher flick ‘Ready or Not’ too sardonic to be taken seriously as satire," 20 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of heck

Noun

1887, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for heck

Noun

euphemism

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The first known use of heck was in 1887

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heck

noun

English Language Learners Definition of heck

informal used as a more polite form of hell

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