When someone puts a missleading title on a video on Youtube that halfway through switches to the music video "Never Gonna Give You Up", by Ricky Astley. Usually done right before an anticipated scene in the video.
I wanted to watch the video of the Sneezing Panda, but right before it sneezed, I got Rick rolled.
by Jeo58 August 13, 2008
The act of following a link which you believe to be a subject of interest for you but instead links you to a video of Rick Astley - Never gonna give you up.
I thought i was following a link to some sweet porn but instead i got rickrolled! :(
by Rhinestone Souron May 15, 2007
Originally, to trick someone into watching the extremely catchy "Never Gonna Give You Up" music video by the genius Rick Astley with a fake link (usually with the promise of an exclusive video).

Now used in a more general sense, for any sort of deception or trick.
"I asked for the newest Halo trailer and all I got was the Rickroll video."

"I really hope that J.K. Rowling hasn't rick rolled us with all this Dumbledore business. I would be so disappointed."

"I just rick rolled that guy into singing Evanescence at the top of his lungs in the middle of a Walmart by promising him a reward of $20,000."
by Luzerne December 08, 2007
A recent developed term that pertains to a user being tricked and led to a youtube.com video produced by "cotter548" which directed users to the music video of "Never Gonna Give You Up" by Rick Astley.
A person will try to trick, or "rickroll" you by means of displaying any false information, or commonly a false "video" that shows interest to the community; deception.

The term was developed by users on forums that have located the video and have known that is has no particular value or even remotely related to the game/community which is directed to develop anger by the user who clicks the link.

"Rickrolled" is a fruition of the earlier word, "Duckrolled" which is the same meaning of deception.
The practice of tricking people into viewing this song is called the Rickroll, trolls who do it are called Rickrollers, and people who are tricked by this are "Rickroll'D" or "Rickrolled"

This term and practice is being spread out mainly by the gaming community and by online forums. Usually a user may announce a video that has probably been leaked or a video that has value to the community; when the link actually leads them to the same video created by "cotter548" called "Rickroll'D" or "Rickrolled."

In due time this term may cause conflict among forums; due to false information spreading out coming into conflict with true information; or by means of "The Boy Who Cried Wolf."
EX1:
Person 1: Dude, I got rickrolled twice today.. not cool.
Person 2: Who or what is rickroll... I've heard it way too many times today.
Person 1: Like u think you are getting a link to something cool and that fucking video hits.

EX2:
Forum Newbie: Dudes, check out this new leaked video of this new mod coming out for the game!
Forum Regular: omfg not that video again!
Forum Regular2: I've been rickrolled too many times.. I know the lyrics already!
Forum Admin: WHAT THE F***
by Michael Craig May 21, 2007
v.
1. To be bamboozled into following a hyperlink to Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" 80s music video on YouTube. Typically found on Internet discussion forums where the unsuspecting user clicks on the aforementioned link, cleverly disguised as something pertinent to the non-Rick-related discussion at hand.

The exact origins of this practical joke and subsequent naming are unknown but "rickrolling" first appeared early to mid May in 2007.
Son of a BITCH. This is the 70th time I've been rickrolled tonight!
by SaqB May 24, 2007
When searching for video on youtube.com and instead of getting what you want you end up watching one of Rick Astley's music videos...
Dave:" I went on youtube to check out Criss Angel's illusions and end up getting Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up"

Austin:" HA you got Rick Rolled"
by em456789 August 15, 2009
Tricking someone into clicking on a link to Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" video.
Check out this vid of Lindsay Lohan's bewb falling out!

http://tinyurl.com/2twa7z

Hahahaha, you got RickRolled!
by PaulTheBeav May 27, 2007

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