1. What does HB stand for?

Hurry back

Asks the recipient to come back soon. Might be used as a response to BIAM.


"BIAM, I have to answer the phone.
OK, HB please! =)"

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Last Updated: November 27, 2013

2. What does HB stand for?

Hit batsmen

A baseball pitching statistic used to record the number of batters a pitcher has hit with a pitch; similar to the HBP and BB statistics.


"He's struggling with his control today with 3 HB in the last 6 innings."

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Last Updated: May 27, 2015

3. What does HB stand for?

Hug back

When you send someone a digital hug, they may respond with HB, or "hug back." For example, you might see HB used in response to H, GBH, or XOXO.

Your family and SO are most likely to use HB to mean "hug back," as you exchange hugs and kisses via chat or text messages. However, bros might also use HB to cement a virtual bro hug.


"You're such a great friend! <h>"
"No, you're a great friend! <hb>"

Some people don't instinctively HB

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Last Updated: July 19, 2021

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