Someone who is purposefully posting on a forum/messageboard/site sith the sole aim to irritate the regular members.

Contrary to popular belief there is much more to internet trolling than posting "OMG UR ALL SO GHEYYYY!!!1" "OMFG TRIVIUM SUX ASS U FAGS LOL" and the like. People who post such things will usually be one-post wonders and get banned, however the more experienced troll will attempt to cause some sort of havoc under the admins radar.

Common examples of trolling:
The long-term troll:
These guys don't mind waiting around for the fun to begin. They may pretend to be an average n00b, and give themselves the stereotyical interest(s) of the average member of said forum, then once having a few posts they will gradually try to spread dissent. This type may even pretend to be pally to the admin and get their msn (and try to crack their account password of course) whilst causing general disruption. May act under other proxies and slate these fake trolls on msn to the aforementioned gullible admin. These people, to be frank, usually have no life and love bringing message boards to their knees by putting considerable time into their carnage. If they crack the admins password the board is doomed.

The sophisticated troll:
This type will usually have some sort of distaste for whatever the said message board is discussing and try to cause annoyance as opposed to destructiveness. They will parody the members and see how much they can get over their heads. Subtle pisstaking being their route. They'll usually get banned in the end but will annoy an entire community using this drawn out approach.

The faker troll:
A clever troll, the main aim of the game is to, ironically, act really REALLY stupid, this trolls aim is to argue with members incoherantly, usually using text speak. This is a ploy, the troll only needs to spend 10 seconds writing the babble when the member wastes 10 minutes writing a much more wordy reply. The troll will reply with a stupid rebuff making the member post as many long replies as possible. Using the members weight against them and wasting their forum time... If they are good then their act will be believable and they probably won't get banned unless the admin is strict on txt tlk.

The rank and file spammer:
These are the first to pop into peoples minds, they are similar to the examples stated in the first paragraph. No previous experience necessary, this lot will swarm in, again, usually under proxies to maximise the destructiveness, and spam the place to hell. Only causes mild irritation if not in large numbers.

Join any popular forum for a year and I guarantee you'll see all of these.
(let's assume it's a metal board)

Faker troll (expecting to cause irritation):
"Hi im nu here u all seem kl i am rly metal rawrrr i leik slipnot and fall out boys!!!1 they r so metal! see u al on da forum xxx"

Rank and File spammer:

#troll #spam #flames #message board #annoying
by PsychoFox February 12, 2008
1-People who spend all their time on the internet insulting others.

2-Freakish monster usually found in forests, caves, or sometimes under bridges.
1-(insert internet posters name here) is such a troll.

2-When walking through the forest I was attacked by a troll.
by HT January 17, 2004
1-an ugly and annoying person.
2-someone who says things that are intentionally annoying.
She's jus' a fuckin' troll.
by Fangsta March 21, 2003
a male human who can chug and eat anything that is given to him
Son)iwant a #9,#7,#1,2#5's....

Mother)son don't be such fuckin' troll
#troll #eat #chug #male #human
by ILboy June 18, 2008
Another word for Bum or Homeless used in Ocean Beach, San Diego, California.
omg, look at that troll, i think hes drunk.
#bum #homeless #ob #beach #san diego
by chet1956 March 01, 2008
person that lacks clenliness;usually shops at hot topic, wears the corny chains, arm warmers, big ugly stripes;usually in the santa cruz region. likes to dye hair black and lets roots over grow. they usually like really mainstream "emo"/"power pop"/"bad metal" musicmy chemical romance, system of a Down, panic at the disco, think that they are being rebbels by wearing pre-patched jackets from hot topic
The trolls went to the mall to buy their pre-patched my chemical romance jackets at hot topic.
#troll #hot topic #my chemical romance #pre patched jackets #bad music
by haley ispretty February 25, 2007
A message-board'r who tries best at provoking another user or users of the shared message-board terminal into flaming him\her{the troll} or a third user, frequently so as to cause the potential flamer to get marked. Common occurence on certain GameFAQs(GF) boards.
user1: <sarcasm> Oh, how ever could I have been SO incompitent in regarding this field of knowledge to which you reign the supremest of all?? </sarcasm>

user2: Stfu you little troll .. Return whence the bridge in-which you reside!!!

*Less than two hours later, both messages are deleted by a message-board moderator, and both users receive a violation notice, accomponied by a slight deduction of Karma per each(both the troll and the flamer).*
by Victor Van Styn July 25, 2005
vertically-challenged person with accentuated body features
There was a troll down in Texas whose testicles hurt and ached almost all the time. The troll went to the doctor and told her about his problem. The doctor told him to drop his pants and she would have a look. The midget dropped his pants. The doctor stood him up onto the examining table, and started to examine him. The doc put one finger under his left testicle and told the midget to turn his head and cough, the usual method to check for a hernia.
&g! t; "Aha!" mumbled the doc and, as she put her finger under the right testicle, she asked the midget to cough again.
"Aha!" said the doctor again, and reached for her surgical scissors.
Snip-snip-snip-snip on the right side, then snip-snip-snip-snip on the left side. The troll was so scared he was afraid to look, but noted with amazement that the snipping did not hurt. The doctor then told the troll to walk around the examining room to see if his testicles still hurt.
The troll was absolutely delighted as he walked around and discovered his testicles were no longer aching.
The doctor said, "How does that feel now?" The troll replied, "Perfect Doc, and I didn't even feel it. What did you do?"
The doctor replied, "I cut two inches off the top of your cowboy boots."
by Jake February 18, 2004
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