1a. Noun
One who posts a deliberately provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument.

1b. Noun
A person who, on a message forum of some type, attacks and flames other members of the forum for any of a number of reasons such as rank, previous disagreements, sex, status, ect.
A troll usually flames threads without staying on topic, unlike a "Flamer" who flames a thread because he/she disagrees with the content of the thread.

1c. Noun
A member of an internet forum who continually harangues and harasses others. Someone with nothing worthwhile to add to a certain conversation, but rather continually threadjacks or changes the subject, as well as thinks every member of the forum is talking about them and only them. Trolls often go by multiple names to circumvent getting banned.


2a. Noun
Sometimes compared to the Japanese ‘Oni’, a troll is a supernatural creature of Scandinavian folklore, whose race was thought to have carried massive stones into the countryside (although actually the result of glaciers). Lives in hills, mountains, caves, or under bridges. They are stupid, large, brutish, hairy, long-nosed, and bug-eyed, and may also have multiple heads or horns. Trolls love to eat people, especially small children.
The Females of the species are generally kinder and more intelligent, but still fairly hideous.

2b. Noun
An aesthetically repulsive person, often has terrible social skills, usually a woman. See Troglodyte.

2c. Noun
An old, unattractive gay man who hits on young men, and cannot seem to understand that they want nothing to do with him.

3a. Verb
To fish by dragging bait behind a moving motor-boat.

3b. Verb
To cruise for immediate sexual pleasure without commitment. Often characterized by an older man, seeking a younger man, or any man for immediate, often anonymous sexual contact.

4. Noun
A joke disguised as an outrageously stupid statement or question, intended to trap people into believing it is serious.

5. Verb
To use acid and ectasy simulataneously. See trolling.
(Comes from ‘Tripping’ on acid, and ‘Rolling’ on ecstasy)

6. Noun
A toy popular in the 1980’s, a ‘troll’ is a cute little plastic trolls with fluffy, colored hair.
1a. I hate trolls!
1b. I hate trolls!
1c. I hate trolls!
2a. It is said that a troll will turn to stone if caught by sunlight/daylight.
2b. Ewww… Jenna is such a troll!
2c. That troll kept hitting on Rick.
3a. I then got to troll for salmon. I caught one that was 65 inches long!
3b. He went trolling and picked up a 17-year-old boy recently at a gay club.
4. Hey, how's my computer able to speak in foreign languages?
5. Back in the 90's we used to troll at the raves.
6. I bought a 4-inch troll for my little sister on her birthday.
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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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