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What Does HBK Mean?

HBK means "The Heartbreak Kid."

The abbreviation HBK is widely used with the meaning "The Heartbreak Kid." For movie fans, this usually means the 2007 movie of the same name. However, for wrestling fans, it usually refers to retired professional wrestler Shawn Michaels.

2007 Movie

For movie fans, HBK is used to refer to the 2007 comedy movie "The Heartbreak Kid," which was directed by the Farrelly brothers and starred Ben Stiller. This HBK was widely regarded as a disappointing flop. (For example, the movie review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 29%.) The film was a remake of a 1972 movie of the same name.

Sean Michaels

For lovers of WWE wrestling, HBK is used to refer to retired professional wrestler Shawn Michaels (real name Michael Shawn Hickenbottom), who used the nickname "Heartbreak Kid" (as well as "The Showstopper" and "Mr WrestleMania"). This HBK is considered to be one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time. HBK's most well-known finishing maneuver was the Superkick, AKA Sweet Chin Music:

WWE Shawn Michaels Best Sweet Chin Musics

Summary of Key Points

First Definition of HBK

The movie "The Heartbreak Kid" is a common definition for HBK on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
HBK
Definition:The Heartbreak Kid
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
5: Extremely difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

First Definition of HBK

HBK is also commonly used to refer to former wrestler Shawn Michaels (AKA "The Heartbreak Kid.")
HBK
Definition:Shawn Michaels
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
5: Extremely difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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When I write HBK, I mean this:

meaning of HBK
"The Heartbreak Kid" was a 2007 movie starring Ben Stiller and a nickname of wrestler Shawn Michaels.

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Examples of HBK in Sentences

Here's an example of HBK being used in conversation:
  • Movie Critic 1: What do you think of HBK, with Ben Stiller?
  • Movie Critic 2: Great for insomnia.
  • Wrestling Fan 1: What do you think of HBK's plans for another comeback?
  • Wrestling Fan 2: Great! I'd love to see him finishing with Sweet Chin Music again.

An Academic Look at HBK

HBK is classified as an initialism abbreviation, because it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Aitch Bee Kay"). Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

Example of HBK Used in a Text

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See Also

(L) (love heart (msn)) (U) (heartbroken) AIMH (always in my heart) BHH (bless his (or her) heart) CMH (cross my heart) IMDB (internet movie database)