Meaning of “what the heck” in the English Dictionary

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"what the heck" in British English

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what the heck

used to say that you will do something although you know you should not do it:

The doctor said I shouldn't drink, but what the heck.

(Definition of “what the heck” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"what the heck" in American English

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what the heck

used for showing anger or surprise:

What the heck are you doing to my car?

(Definition of “what the heck” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)