Definition of the hell
informal + impolite
1 —used to make a statement or question more forceful Let's get the hell out of here.(chiefly US) They moved way the hell up north.What the hell is going on?
2 —used to say in an angry and forceful way that one will not do something, does not agree, etc. "It's your fault!" "The hell it is!"
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