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what the hey

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what the hell

  1. (also vwhat the fuckx) An exclamation of surprise, puzzlement, resentment, etc: What the hell! Who does this clown think he is, anyhow?/ Is five successive base hits enough? Let's make it seven, what the hey/ What the fuck, Boyce! (1872+)
  2. (also what the hay) An exclamation of resignation, acceptance, etc: What the hell, it isn't the greatest, but it'll do (1872+)
noun phrase

(also vwhat the fuckx or what in hell) What? •Lengthened for emphasis and euphony: What the hell do you think you're doing?/ So what the fuck is this about? (1836+)

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