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What Does HP Mean in a Text?

The abbreviation HP means "Health Points or Hit Points," "Harry Potter," "HP Inc.", "Hire Purchase" and "Brown Sauce." Here is more information about HP. Examples of use can be found below.

Health Points or Hit Points

In gaming, "Health Points or Hit Points" are a measure of a character's health. HPs drop when the character is injured, but can usually be restored through rest or by consuming certain items.

Harry Potter

In some circles (especially amongst fans of 'The Chosen One'), HP is used with the meaning "Harry Potter."

HP Inc

The abbreviation HP is widely recognized as the trademark of HP Inc., the IT company formerly known as Hewlett Packard.

Hire Purchase

HP is also widely used with the meaning "Hire Purchase." In this context, HP is a credit agreement that requires customers to make an initial deposit and then make (usually) monthly payments for a fixed period in order to pay for an item. With an HP agreement, the customer doesn't become the legal owner of the goods until all payments have been made.

Brown Sauce

HP is widely recognized in the UK as the original and most popular brand of "Brown Sauce." HP sauce is a tomato-based condiment with a flavor similar to a slightly sweet and tangy steak sauce in the US. It is particularly popular with fried meats and, in particular, with a traditional fried breakfast.

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meaning of HP

"Health Points or Hit Points"

Summary of Key Points

"Health Points or Hit Points" is the most common definition for HP in gaming related communications on apps such as Discord, TeamSpeak and Telegram, as well as on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
HP
Definition:Health Points or Hit Points
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

"Harry Potter" is another common definition for HP on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
HP
Definition:Harry Potter
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

"HP Inc." is another common definition for HP.
HP
Definition:HP Inc.
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

"Hire Purchase" is also a common definition for HP.
HP
Definition:Hire Purchase
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

"Brown Sauce" is also a popular definition for HP, especially in the UK:
HP
Definition:Brown Sauce
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

Examples of HP in Sentences

Here are examples of HP being used in conversations:
  • Gary: Wow! That boss was hard work! Look at my HPs!
  • Lara: You'd better stay out of trouble for a while or you'll be out.
  • (Here, HP is being used with the meaning "Health Points or Hit Points.")
  • Brett: Is HP British?
  • Charlie: Do you mean HP as in "Harry Potter," or HP the "Brown Sauce"?
  • Brett: Both.
  • Charlie: Yes.

Example of HP Used in a Text

HP
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