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HBA (countable and uncountable, plural HBAs)

  1. (countable) Abbreviation of health-and-beauty aid.
    • 1999 October 15, miamibst@bellsouth.net, “Sell: NEUTROGENA $0.12”, in alt.business.misc (Usenet):
      We have in Miami approx 110,000 to 120,000 units of the best known brand of HBA products
      we have NEUTROGENA ... at $0.12 & $0.20 per unit
      FACIAL BARS (soaps) .... approx 31,000 PcS
    • 2007 October 14, JoAnne Schmitz <jschmitz@qis.net>, “Re: Cable, ISP, Phone Bargains”, in alt.fan.cecil-adams (Usenet):
      I get a lot of HBA stuff like shampoo and cosmetics where the formulation or even just the packaging has been changed.
  2. (uncountable) Initialism of honour-based abuse.
    • 2019, Mohammad Mazher Idriss, Men, Masculinities and Honour-Based Abuse:
      That book, first conceived in 2007, had the principal aim of highlighting women's victimisation across the world in the name of so-called honour, and we wanted to highlight that HBA is not purely an Islamic phenomenon.