Cannibalistic Ogre from mainly Scandinavian Folklore. Hairy, longnosed, brutish and Bug-eyed, they may also have multiple heads or horns. They come in all sizes, and either burst or turn to stone when sunlight hits them. They lurk in gloomy forests and dark caverns, and especially like to devour small children. However, they are usually pretty thick and can be outwitted with clever tricks.
The Females of the species are generally kinder and more intelligent, but still fairly hideous.

Gretir fought one.
Moomins are nice versions.
Gonks are sometimes called Trolls
Billy Goats Gruff are well known Troll Slayers.
To get past one guarding a bridge, just tell them someone grossly fat is waddling the same way about half a mile back. Gets em every time.
by Skeletal Munchkin February 12, 2005
Term that originally referred to internet forum posters who attempted to disrupt good conversation with inflammatory rhetoric. Now used primarily as an insult by real trolls aimed at those making arguments the other forum members don't like.

Although many forum admins won't allow name-calling, members often get around this rule by throwing around the troll ad hominem excessively.
RedState - The supreme court just ended freedom as we know it by passing government run healthcare.
MisterReason - The Supreme Court is not capable of "passing" bills. The PPACA is not a government run healthcare proposal. All healthcare will still be privately run.
RedState - TROLL ALERT!
DixieChic - Who let the troll in the door?
TheGipper - Someone ban this troll
by Zadig July 02, 2012
An individual who enjoys disrupting peace of an online message board, and causing dissent in general. They will often claim to possess a skill, called trolling, and speak of it as if it is a useful skill. These people are most likely unintelligent, or not under the realization that there supposed skill is not a skill at all. That is not the only type of troll, other trolls will troll people who are largely disliked, or at least disliked by that particular troll.
Troll: I went to troll some random forum today, I made so many people mad. Trolling is an art, it takes skill to be successful, I am quite skilled in it and take pride in my skill.

Person: Trolling isn't a skill, all you do is make people mad for no reason and you're happy about it when people hate you. You're a waste of space.

Troll: You mad?

Person: You're pathetic.
by Prophetraz May 15, 2012
to manipulate subtle pretense, often in a comical fashion
to deceive, to trick
to troll
" we troll'd kyle into thinking ... "
by queenslipper May 10, 2012
Tralala! In view, a trolling trite troll dons the trademarked troll-face and this troller, is a transcendent transactor traiking, traduced but not so tranquil through the tracts of the internet transfering thoughts to thoughtless minds, this travelling trawl, transposed behind a traced image is both a figment of the imagination and a trencherman for humanity. (blah blah blah) So let me simply add that it's my very good honour to meet you and you may call me "Troll".
troll: that video is fake and gay
by bfhjdjsdglhljdfsgjsdgjk May 10, 2012
A mythical creature inhabiting the vast planes of internet, creating and feeding on unintelligent people's hate, rage, misfortune and misinterpretation.

If you see a troll, proceed with caution, or you may get trolled. When you fail to recognize one and make conctact with it, you are already getting trolled.
Hide yo children, hide yo wife! they are easily trolled.
by Sunekus March 30, 2012
Someone who deliberately causes an argument online.
Man that troll spammed up my whole profile!
by heujtfaiew4o January 09, 2012
The thing on the world of warcraft ads on this page.
The troll holds the "play free now" sign.
by jkjhkjhkjhk December 08, 2011

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