An "on purpose, kinda" misspelling of "hold" - first coined in the altcoin sphere in 2013 & later said to imply "Hold On for Dear Life". It reinforces the financial concept that you don't sell in a Bear Market. You ride it until the bitter end, or the price comes back up. (Hint: Crypto prices usually comes back up.)

First use reference: bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=375643.0
When the trading prices keep dropping embarrassingly low, keep hodling! This isn't Penny Stocks - it will come back up eventually.
by aDarkling July 12, 2017
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An enthusiastic misspelling of Hold, prompting bitcoin users to avoid the temptation of selling off their coins once price starts rising.
- BTC is trading over $300 today, I'm thinking about selling...
- HODL!!!1!1ONE
by netspider October 23, 2015
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Hodl stands for hold on for dear life. This is generally a reference when talking about cryptocurrencies. People will make this reference when they believe that the particular cryptocurrency will have a long term gain. People will also use the term hodling in past tense scenarios.
Jack: I plan to hodl this coin for atleast a year, I believe there will be a long term benefit from holding this.
Miguel: I agree, I have already been hodling for a year now.
by neoexchange April 1, 2019
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The act of holding a store of value like stocks or virtual currency, most often bitcoin.
"'OHH YOU SHOULD HAVE SOLD' YEAH NO SHIT. NO SHIT I SHOULD HAVE SOLD. I SHOULD HAVE SOLD MOMENTS BEFORE EVERY SELL AND BOUGHT MOMENTS BEFORE EVERY BUY BUT YOU KNOW WHAT NOT EVERYBODY IS AS COOL AS YOU. I am HODLING."
by lizardflix December 18, 2013
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holding onto an equity share or cryptocurrency until the market value reaches close to $0, in the hope that one day it will return to previous high prices (aka 'moon').
"don't sell. HODL! Moon next"
by RealityTruth November 19, 2018
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Kick ass bar in New Freedom pennsylvania. The only non redneck bar in the area not frequented by yuppies.
The Hodle is the best fucking bar in town.
by DrunkinPA July 10, 2008
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Holding bitcoin/altcoins for long term profits instead of day trading and taking quick smaller profits.
Originally used as 'HODLING' in a drunk forum post on bitcointalk.org by a user.

"I type d that tyitle twice because I knew it was wrong the first time. Still wrong. w/e. GF's out at a lesbian bar, BTC crashing WHY AM I HOLDING? I'LL TELL YOU WHY. It's because I'm a bad trader and I KNOW I'M A BAD TRADER. Yeah you good traders can spot the highs and the lows pit pat piffy wing wong wang just like that and make a millino bucks sure no problem bro. Likewise the weak hands are like OH NO IT'S GOING DOWN I'M GONNA SELL he he he and then they're like OH GOD MY ASSHOLE when the SMART traders who KNOW WHAT THE FUCK THEY'RE DOING buy back in but you know what? I'm not part of that group. When the traders buy back in I'm already part of the market capital so GUESS WHO YOU'RE CHEATING day traders NOT ME~! Those taunt threads saying "OHH YOU SHOULD HAVE SOLD" YEAH NO SHIT. NO SHIT I SHOULD HAVE SOLD. I SHOULD HAVE SOLD MOMENTS BEFORE EVERY SELL AND BOUGHT MOMENTS BEFORE EVERY BUY BUT YOU KNOW WHAT NOT EVERYBODY IS AS COOL AS YOU. You only sell in a bear market if you are a good day trader or an illusioned noob. The people inbetween hold. In a zero-sum game such as this, traders can only take your money if you sell.

so i've had some whiskey
actually on the bottle it's spelled whisky
w/e
sue me
(but only if it's payable in BTC)"
- user on bitcointalk.org
Dude, why did I sell and not HODL my BTC at 8K USD?

- Trader when BTC is at 15K USD
by CreatorOfDefinitions December 29, 2017
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