When you are mislead to believe you are watching something interesting, then suddenly get a glimpse of rick astley singing "never gonna give you up" which then leads the victim to a disease of curse words and death threats to the one who was doing the Rick Rollin'
Jeff: watch this super cool video!
Kyle: oh you bastard...
Kyle: Screw you!
Jeff: hahaha
Kyle: i'm gonna kill you!
by super leet March 12, 2009
*A total destruction of an internet wanderer's dignity and self-esteem.

*An abomination to porn addicts.

*The best method to destroy one's joyful moments.

*The most annoying prank ever.
Man: Finally! A job. I can finally sustain my family.
"Never gonna give you up. Never gonna let you down. Never gonna run around, and hurt you!" "rick roll'd"
by MajesticBobby February 24, 2010
One of the most annoying internet pranks ever. Epic if you're the one pranking. You either are sent the link, thinking it's something interesting ... or clicking on a YouTube video to see something titled completely different; and then you randomly see Rick Astley's 80's video "Never Gonna Give You Up".
Jen: "Holy this looks JUST like you!"
Erin: "Really, what does?"
Jen: "Just click this link!"
by aceraceraceracer May 10, 2009
What happens when you click on a link/video, thinking it's something of interest (like porn, free online movie/show, or something your friend recommended), but it leads you to the music video for Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up".

This trick is pretty common because the video or link looks promising with an according title and thumbnail.

(NOTE: Very common on Youtube)
Man 1: "Hey dude, I'm sending you this link to this killer porn site! Best ever!"

Man 2: "All right!" (clicks on link)

(Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" plays)

Man 1: "Dude! You just got Rick Roll'd!)
by Urbanly Challenged October 24, 2009
Telling someone to see a video of Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" when you tell them it is something they will be interested in, such as an amazing car race, a violent train crash, or a music video with me in it. Their reaction will most likely be confused or angered. Nontheless, it is hilarious, i encourage you to rickroll someone this moment.
Man you just got rickroll'd so badly!
by Hollywood Simmons May 22, 2007
A popular "made you look" style game played within the World of Warcraft community forums through a humorous 80's music video by Rick Astley. Whenever a thread or topic goes sour or steers of topic or even just for fun, players will post the link to the music video and everyone who clicks to watch it, has been "rickroll'd".

The video is filled with bad 80's dancing, clothes and hairstyles.
Example as if played out in the priest forums.


Priest 2: http://tinyurl.com/2g9mqh

Priest 1: damn...I just got Rickroll'd...

Priest 3: $%@^#$%$%#&%!!!!omg i did too...i have been rickroll'd....i suck :(

Priest 2: BUAHAHAHA!!!! noobs
by Gosford May 19, 2007
When someone plays a song as a prank. Usually refers to the 90s song "Never gonna give you up" by Rick Astley. As of late, however, people are using the 3-yr old song featured on raywilliamjohnson's =3 "Big Booty Bitches"
Guy #1: How'd you feel about getting Rick Roll'd by me on Xbox Live chat?
Guy #2: Fuck you
Guy #1: Trololol
by That One Idiot January 21, 2012

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