Friday, 10th January 2014

by Joshua Gaskell

Thomas Hitzlsperger: Former Aston Villa player reveals he is gay.

– BBC News website, 8th January 2014

This news prompts an emergency addition to the Oxford Urban Dictionary:

Hab, n.

Pronunciation: /hæb/
Etymology: Acronym < the initial letters of husbands and boyfriends, with the acronym treated as a singular noun.

orig. German
In pl.: (collectively) the husbands and boyfriends of a group of professional football players, typically characterised as having a high media profile and a glamorous or extravagant lifestyle.