How best deal with acronyms in bookdown?

I'm looking for some guidance or pointers on how to deal with acronyms when using bookdown. With LaTeX, one can define an acronym in an external file and then reference that in the main body of your text. On first refernce, it will print the whole phrase, followed by the acronym in brackets. Subsequent uses only prints the acronym. This is very handy when moving chunks of text around so that it dynamically updates and the first use of the acronym is always expanded.

I'm currently using bookdown to produce html output... is there something similar I can use here?