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."
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.
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***
to be tricked into clicking a link of a Rick Astley video.
ZOMG!! thats the 4th time i've been rick rolled today.
To be tricked, through any method, into clicking a link that takes you to the Rick Astley video "Never Gonna Give You Up".
FFS, thats the third time I have been rick rolled today!
tricking someone to click a link that takes you to Rick Astley's 'Never gonna give you up' music video.
click here to see Halo 3 video!
To be tricked by a forum troll into clicking on a Rick Astley music video.
*clicks link* Damnit, rickrolled again! Wtf is this shit. Hmm he's kinda sexy actually. I think I'm gonna watch the whole thing.
To trick someone into watching a Rick Astley video, commonly used on gaming forums when asked for proof of a game/movie trailer or any other type of video evidence.
I asked bob to see the Halo 3 trailer but instead he Rick Rolled me.
Similar to the Duckrolled internet fad that was around about a year ago. Rickrolled is generally used on forums, message boards, or IRC. You click a link expecting to see something relating to the thread, and instead it takes you to the Rick Astley music video "Never gonna give you up".
Popularized by the SomethingAwful and World of Warcraft forums in March of 2007, it's starting to disperse onto more websites as of May.
Someone posts a thread that says "check out my new car", when you click the link it takes you to a YouTube video of Rick Astley's "Never gonna give you up" music video. To which you usually reply with a derogatory remarks or "RICKROLLED."
Deceiving a person or people to somehow watch, or see the "Never Gonna Give You Up" video by Rick Astley.
Rick Rolling can also be a real life act of the music clip - normally by playing the song and having an impostor sing or dance to the video. Thus "Rick Rolling" the unsuspecting audience.
It is popular on video's that promise exclusive footage - such as a GTA4 gameplay, Or Halo3 exclusive.
Someone just came into the stadium dressed as Rick Astley and danced, while the music was playing. We all got Rick Rolled.
Clicking the link to a video of Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up", thus being Rick Rolled.