What does sb. mean? I keep seeing it certain posters' questions and I'm not sure what it's supposed to stand for — the word something, my initial guess, doesn't have a 'b' in it. So my questions are: Is it a known abbreviation? What does it mean?
Could it just be the abbreviation of somebody ? Here is an official definition.
But there are also many possible contenders.
In case your question refers to the previously submitted question "what does pull sb. out of the hat mean ?" then the answer is definitely "somebody".
For instance in my Oxford Phrasal Verbs Dictionary, I can read: