Hol Up


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.


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 & 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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