A person who posts things on some online community setting that are designed to purposefully assault and offend large numbers of people for no reason other than the Troll's bias against them, hatred for them or personal amusement at annoying them.
Guy 1: Have you been on Encyclopaedia Dramatica?
Guy 2: No!! That place is for Trolls!!
Guy 1: Ah. I see what you mean.
by Jack Lamarr May 24, 2009
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.
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.
by Crabhelmet June 23, 2014
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"
by zerbiofosho July 29, 2013
A gamer or person in the Internet who messes (or trolls) with people who "hate" on a certain thing that the troll enjoys.
Troll: I'm going to trap this camper in a corner!
Camper: stupid trolls!
by Jwalk999 July 01, 2013
A troll, is a slang term for someone who causes great disruption for the purpose of personal pleasure.
The term troll has often been used in association with the word Joshua. For example; Wow you are such a shit-disturber I thought you were Joshua.
by MelCel123 October 15, 2012
Really, a troll is just an intelligent person. Independently trolls, flock to 4-chan where they converge for seasonal mating rituals, called "raids". Coincidentally, trolls are also considered funny amongst their own kind. Kindly, if trolled, back down, as not to aggravate the beast. Always listen to what a troll has to say, it is generally funny. Socially awkward nerds, who intelligently insult the more popular group on social media can be considered trolls. The troll is a vicious creature. Let trolls roam freely on your Facebook, as they will surely correct any idiocy upon it. Especially, when you are a teenager. You should probably know I really like Rick Astley, so go look at the first letter of every sentence.
This post could be considered an attempt at a troll.
by Dako September 10, 2012
Verb: the act of intentional ignorance or lack of knowledge, commonly intended to cause one else to think lowly of the troll and counter argue with "greater intellect", thus exposing the foolishness of the trollee one who is influenced by a troll.

Troll can also be used as a noun one who performs the act of trolling.
Troll: If you make a box with mirrors, shine a flashlight into it and quickly close the box, you can retain light for later use.

Trollee: With all due respect, that is impossible, by the time you close the box, the light would escape. If you could close the box faster than 186,000MPH, the glass would definitely shatter due air friction itself.

Troll: You know nothing about fisiks. Have you ever tryed it?

Trollee: Look here you moron, learn how to spell first then come to my lab and I'll show you exactly why your hypothesis is invalid.
by donkeykong3snes September 05, 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

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