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heller1

[hel-er] /ˈhɛl ər/
noun, Informal.
1.
a noisy, rowdy, troublesome person; hellion.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95, Americanism; short for hell-raiser

heller2

[hel-er] /ˈhɛl ər/
noun, plural hellers, heller.
1.
a former coin of various German states, usually equal to half a pfennig.
2.
a former bronze coin of Austria, the 100th part of a korona.
3.
haler (def 2).
Origin
1565-75; < German, Middle High German haller, heller, after Schwäbisch Hall Swabian town where they were orig. minted; see -er1

Heller

[hel-er] /ˈhɛl ər/
noun
1.
Joseph, 1923–99, U.S. novelist.
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British Dictionary definitions for heller

heller1

/ˈhɛlə/
noun (pl) -ler
1.
a monetary unit of the Czech Republic and Slovakia, worth one hundredth of a koruna
2.
any of various old German or Austrian coins of low denomination
Word Origin
from German haller a silver coin, after Hall, town in Swabia where the coins were minted

heller2

/ˈhɛlə/
noun
1.
another word for hellion

Heller

/ˈhɛlə/
noun
1.
Joseph. 1923–99, US novelist. His works include Catch 22 (1961), God Knows (1984), Picture This (1988), and Closing Time (1994)
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Word Origin and History for heller
n.

former small coin of Austria and Germany, 1570s, from German Heller, from Middle High German haller, short for haller pfennic "penny coined in Hall" in Swabia (cf. dollar).

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Slang definitions & phrases for heller

heller

noun

An energetic and aggressive person, esp one who is mischievous and menacing: He was quite a heller when young (1895+ Students)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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