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