HOAS

1. What does HOAS stand for?

Hold on a second

HOAS stands for "hold on a second," which is used when someone needs to step away from the computer for a little bit. It does not literally mean one second, as it can be a couple of seconds or minutes.

The HOAS acronym comes from the saying used IRL, which is commonly told to impatient people. It is also similar to the "wait a second" phrase.

Example

HOAS, I need to pick up a delivery at the door. BRB.
HOAS means
HOAS means Hold on a second

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Updated July 29, 2016
2. What does HOAS stand for in gaming chat?

Heck of a shot

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Gamers use HOAS to stand for "heck of a shot." You're most likely to encounter this acronym while playing an FPS (first-person shooter) or TPS (third-person shooter), after a player skillfully PKs an opponent.

However, you might see HOAS used while playing any game that requires shooting. For example, if an Ashe player is able to aim and time their ult just right in League of Legends (LoL), other players might enter HOAS in chat.

Example

Wow, that was a HOAS, I don't know how you pulled it off.
Skill, my friend. Skill.

A man who is a HOAS

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Updated May 24, 2023

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