word type: acronym

  1. An acronym for "Hall of Fame" that is often used in online chat boxes and poker forums.


HOF, meaning "Hall of Fame," can be used in a variety of ways. When utilized in a positive context, the acronym represents a form of congratulations, or a compliment. However, HOF can also be used in a sarcastic sense, often to make fun of a person who posts or says something naive. The negative connotation runs even deeper, considering that the victim is often unaware of what HOF stands for, and is thus left extremely confused whilst everyone in the know has a good laugh about it.


Positive context - An appropriate response to your friend telling you that he shipped the Sunday Million on PokerStars would be, "Holy shit dude...HOF!"


Negative Context - If a person makes an incredibly stupid post, such as offering terrible hand analysis or being utterly clueless about a subject, an appropriate response would consist of a sarcastic, "HOF," and nothing more.