Hol Up

Contents: Meaning | Origin | Spread


What does Hol Up mean?

Hol Up refers to a popular image macro meme format, used for expressing confusion and doubt, in a similar manner to the Wayment and the Wait, That’s Illegal templates.

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What's the origin of Hol Up?

Various iterations and variations of the “Hol Up” meme have been circulating online since 2013, with a popular version, depicting the Vault Boy from the Fallout series gaining traction in 2017.

The r/HolUp subreddit launched on October 29th, 2018, attracting many memes in the theme, however, image macros also appeared on other subs, including r/MemeEconomy and r/Memes.

Spread and Usage

How did Hol Up spread?

The popularity of “Hol Up” image macros, depicting a character from Fat Albert, similar to the Wayment meme started rising in 2018, using Bucky and Mushmouth from the children’s animated series as the face of the image macro, with a racial undertone.

I the following years, “Hol Up” appeared on countless websites, ranging from Reddit, Twitter and Instagram to 9GAG.

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