what the hell phr.
1. an intensified form of what or whatever.
|Liverpool Mercury 21 July 8/3: What the h—l would become of the Church if these French Atheists should get the upper hand? if our religion would not go to pot, I’ll be d—d.|
|Bottom Dogs 891: Shrimp was always wondering what the hell fun a fella could have anyhow carrying on with himself like that.|
|Gentlemen of the Broad Arrows 114: You can do what the hell you like.|
|Don’t Get Me Wrong (1956) 40: I wonder what the hell is she goin’ to pull now?|
|Crust on its Uppers 38: I can’t remember what the hell I was on about.|
|One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show 38: You can do what the hell you want.|
|Permanent Midnight 149: I didn’t know what the hell this geek wanted.|
|Indep. on Sun. Rev. 20 June 21: I don’t know what the hell language you are speaking, buddy.|
|posting 16 Oct. at Men’s Health (UK) [Internet] Eat what the hell you want, you dont need a six pack in the army.|
2. in attrib. use of sense 1.
|Alphaville (2011) 112: Those winging-it, what-the-hell situations.|