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

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v. To post something that you do not actually believe, with the sole aim of provoking reactions. Derived from the fishing term, meaning, "to cast a wide net."

n. A person who trolls - i.e. a person who posts, NOT because they believe what they're saying, but just to see how much time and energy they can get strangers to spend on them. The one thing all types of trolls have in common, is that the poster DOES NOT actually believe what they are saying (someone who posts something they actually believe may be ignorant, but they are not a troll). The only reason a troll posts is to provoke reactions, and any reaction, especially any negative reaction, will make them happy.
1. (criminally malicious and easily recognizable) That troll just posted some really defamatory or obscene things about someone who just died IRL.
2. (relatively benign and a bit harder to recognize) (in a Star Wars fan forum): (Hello. I am a troll, although I would not actually come right out and say that). Why doesn't anybody realize that Luke Skywalker attempted suicide in Empire Strikes Back? (Continues to insist this, even after 600 arguments by 50 different fans, whereas a normal person who actually believes this would have just mutely agreed to disagree by now, if nothing else because 50-1 arguments are exhausting for normal people).
3. (political. Sometimes easily recognizable, sometimes not) (regarding a subject that has nothing to do with political policy whatsoever): (Hello, I'm a troll.) It's all x political figure's fault. insert ludicrously flimsy reasoning
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A really annoying person on the Internet. Unless you're homestuck trash. Then it's still an annoying person on the Internet.
Man he's such a troll with his grey skin and horns.
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A creature who is an asshole on the Internet and goes around making people mad. This strange creature also has A terrible reputation of glitching in video games and convincing others who they are like someone famous and then lying about it.
We thought we had heard Rihanna playing call of duty black ops 2 online, so we got her Skype, so we thought, when we saw her it was just a fatass troll taking a shit on a camera
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Someone who spams and posts crap to annoy the hell out of people. They always use ALTS
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The meaning of troll has spiraled into being some douche who makes people rage. What being a troll really is is doing something funny that will make many people mad yet, making even more people laugh.
That one Troll over there just replaced the teachers lounge coffee machine ground with dirt.
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Once thought as a person who deliberately makes provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument. It has now lost all its meaning, and is extended to anyone who dislikes the viewpoint of another person's comment, when they have no other

way out of countering it in a civil debate.
Example:
Poster:Feminism is not about equality, but about up the desire to maintain the patriarchy that benefit women (male obligations and female privileges) while jettisoning the parts that do not benefit them (female obligations and male privileges).

Poster 2: Fuck off troll.
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troll refers to a forum-user or internet user who acts in a nasty manner or spreads lies and angers others for his own amusement. The origin of the word troll: a bunch of geeks using the early internet who played D & D started calling each other after villain names-- like "troll" and "ogre". The troll, a notorious trickster, was used to refer to forum users who would post irrelevant or incendiary comments.
And the troll spake "woe is me bones, i slept with your sister"
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