heller

heller

1 [hel-er]
noun Informal.
a noisy, rowdy, troublesome person; hellion.

Origin:
1890–95, Americanism; short for hell-raiser

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heller

2 [hel-er]
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]
noun
Joseph, 1923–99, U.S. novelist.
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heller1 (ˈhɛlə)
 
n , 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
 
[from German haller a silver coin, after Hall, town in Swabia where the coins were minted]

heller2 (ˈhɛlə)
 
n
another word for hellion

Heller (ˈhɛlə)
 
n
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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