Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • abbr. Brinell hardness number
  • abbr. halfback

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • abbr. hard black (describing a pencil that makes lighter marks than a grade B, but darker marks than a grade H pencil.)
  • abbr. hot babe, target of seduction by pickup artists. Usually followed by a number in the 1-10 scale of physical beauty, from HB7 to HB10.

Etymologies

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Abbreviation of Hansestadt Bremen (Hanseatic city of Bremen). Those letters are used on the plates of the cars registered in Bremen. They are also used informally in emails or texts.

Examples

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  • spotted as 'happy birthday'.

    from the tweet examples, it also means hardboiled for eggs.

    May 16, 2017