The term “HODL” originated from the misspelled word “hold” in a Bitcoin forum in 2013. Since then, HODL has become popular and is now an acronym for “Hold On Dear Life.” HODL represents a long-term investment strategy of holding onto cryptocurrencies despite short-term price fluctuations or market volatility. The term also reflects the idea of not succumbing to panic selling or making impulsive trading decisions based on short-term market movements.