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hecka adv. very; hella. Editorial Note: This term, like hella, probably comes from California. Etymological Note: A milder form of hella. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  • Don’t forget the immortal lyrics to the 1987 single by Prince (featuring Sheena Easton), “U Got The Look”:

    “Your face is jammin’
    Your body’s hecka slammin’.”

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