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[hek] /hɛk/
interjection
1.
(used as a mild expression of annoyance, rejection, disgust, etc.):
What the heck do you care?
noun
2.
something remarkable of its kind (usually used in the phrase heck of a):
That was a heck of an impressive speech. Have one heck of a good time.
Idioms
3.
as heck, (used as a mild intensifier):
I say he's guilty as heck.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; euphemistic alteration of hell
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British Dictionary definitions for as heck

heck1

/hɛk/
interjection
1.
a mild exclamation of surprise, irritation, etc
Word Origin
C19: euphemistic for hell

heck2

/hɛk/
noun
1.
(Northern English, dialect) a frame for obstructing the passage of fish in a river
Word Origin
C14: variant of hatch²
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Word Origin and History for as heck

heck

euphemistic alteration of hell, first recorded 1865.

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Slang definitions & phrases for as heck

heck

interjection

hell (1887+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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