Sam Hill Definition
Origin of Sam Hill
One possibility for the origin of this expression is from the Swedish word for "community" which is "samhället". Some Swedish immigrant to the United States might have said, "Nu ver in de samhället has Johnny gone to?!", and it became anglicized, repeated, and immortalized.
No suitable person is known to be original for this. Probably intended as a substitute for hell or, more fully, for "damned hell".
Ultimately alteration of hell
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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