Green’s Dictionary of Slang

hell! excl.

also by hell! hell and...! hellfire! hell up! ’sdeath and hell!

[late 16C+] a general expletive.

In exclamations

— hell!

see separate entry.

hell no!

[1930s+] an excl. of denial, absolutely not!

hell yes! (also hell yeah!)

[1960s+] an affirmative excl.