Someone on an Internet Forum Board, who repeatedly harasses another person, intending to drive them off the Forum, and/or ruining the entire Internet experience of the target by following them to other boards to continue the harassment.

Griefers are adept at following Forum rules while violating their spirit...or have managed to ingratiate themselves with Administrators, so that they rarely get punished for their actions.

Griefers are basically cowards who hide behind a screen name and would not have the sack to say to anyone's face, what they say to people online.

Tactics used by griefers:

1. Making "clever" comments - Making carefully crafted nasty comments to or about another member. The comments stay within the rules while violating the spirit of the rules.

2. Gang-banging or dogpiling: Recruiting others (usually their online friends) into joining them in targeting the victim.

3. Flame-baiting: See #1 above - done in order to goad the victim into responding in a manner in violation of the rules, out of anger - causing the victim to then be punished/banned by the Forum Administrator (pets of Forum Admins frequently do this and get away with it.)

4. Stalking: After driving the target off the Forum, following them to other Forums to continue the attacks.

5. Drive-by: Signing up under a different name in order to take a cheap shot at the target. Griefers also frequently use other tactics, including using a fake IP address when griefing, in order to avoid punishment.
Joe flames John on every Forum John goes to. He is such a griefer!
by Kalisiin December 28, 2010
A player in an online multiplayer game whose goal is to be as absolutely obnoxious to other players, typically for teh lulz. This is traditionally actions such as team killing, team wounding, blocking, and spawn camping. Note that it is a misconception among a large part of the internet (particularly care bears, noobs, and nublets) that complaining to or about a griefer will deter them. In fact it is the opposite; this is the ultimate confirmation that they are annoying other players.
See: pwned.nl

"LEAVE! LEAVE BEFORE THE ADMIN BANS YOU!" - Konane

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"OMGGGG ADMIN BAN THE TKER!!!1!!111!!! HES A GRIEFER!1!!" - n00b who thinks there is an admin online
by Toluene October 28, 2010
This word is one seemingly created from the ether by Bill Gates minions to describe people who haven't completed puberty but have had considerable access to FPS games. Apparently it's common and parents should look out for it?
"Griefers" are the Internet equivalent of playground bullies, who find fun in embarrassing and pushing around others.
©2005 Microsoft Corporation.
by knock February 17, 2005
An annoying little twat who thinks he's being funny by purposefully being counter-productive in a game just to piss everyone off. Basically a pseudo-troll. But what this pseudo-troll doesn't realize is everyone in the room has reported him ages ago. But, hey, how else is he going to vent his sexual frustration?
This guy is a griefer. Let's report him and be done with it.
by 69Butts February 21, 2015
In online gaming, someone who purposely seeks to annoy the other players, especially his own teammates. Usually a griefer is someone who is not good at the game, has a poor internet connection and wants to vent frustration.
"This server is nothing but a bunch of griefer TK's. Let's go somewhere else."
by PecosBill May 23, 2003

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