HODL is crypto slang that means to hold on to a cryptocurrency or token even if the price is going down.

HODL originated from a misspelling of the word “hold”  from a post on the Bitcointalk.org forums by GameKyuubi  on December 18, 2013.

 

 

Original HODL post

Investors that suggest hodling, keep their coins for a long time with the belief that it will have a higher value one day. HODL is also now (humorously) known as “hold on for dear life.