HE-double-L

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

"Hell" spelled out.

Noun[edit]

HE-double-L (uncountable)

  1. (idiomatic, euphemistic) Hell.

Usage notes[edit]

  • May be spelled with varying hyphen usage, spacing, and capitalization.
  • L-shaped objects (such as toothpicks or hockey sticks) are sometimes used in place of the letter L.

References[edit]

  • 1882: Walter Parke, Lays of the saintly: or, The new golden legend
    As narrow and close as a coffin, and dark as H E double L.

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