troll (Internet slang)

I. Noun (plural, trolls)

1. A person who posts to annoy, irritate or generally be off topic.

2. Traditionally used as in deploying benign harassment for the purposes of indoctrinating a noob into a message board by establishing the group norms through contrast.

3. In the modern sense, it has come to be synonymous with "a*shole."

II. Verb ('Net slang "to troll")
to offer up bogus statements meant to provoke a fight online

DISAMBIGUATION
NOT to be confused with TRAWL (fishing term, verb) to drag for, either in fishing or online...
Jackie was such a troll back on that usenet; that noob didn't even recognize she was being ironic. Maybe next time Sam will see it and laugh.

Sam is learning, but he acts as such a troll and stirs up so much controversy on the abortion boards it is a real turnoff to me.

Sam's page got trolled (verb, past tense) by those kids, and it made me crack up because he's so uptight, and they made him look slow and loser-ish by comparison.
by ashyasharris August 04, 2011
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
Humanoid in stature and speech and thought. Trolls dwell in the forests and caves ov the darkest reachs ov the world. Very large brutish folk with a sinewy complex and mussed beards. some can have tusks or horns some won't.
Usually seen with animal skins and such adorning their person.

Very dangerous and mischievious they are capable ov beserker rage. Usually when angered Trolls will go into a village and pillage!!! taking all the maidens back into forest. they will proceed to have blood orgy with the freshly taken virgins!!!

A Troll will never pass up an opportunity to have a FEAST with Trollfolk and Goblinkind alike.

Raging fires, War Mead, Inhaling sacred herbs and ingesting copious amounts ov MUSHROOMS whilst dancing and singing to the forest.

Thus explains a Troll.....in short
Franz-"HANZ!!! Vut hoppund to yew?

Hanz-"Ach, I's don'ts knows franz. Der Trolls got me und vee pottied til der ealy marn?
by MeadFeast August 31, 2009
A person who posts rude, off topic, or other twisted comments in the name of angering people. There are 2 types of internet trolls though. Troll is a shortened version of the term Troller, that means the same thing.

Bad troll: An idiot who can't win in arguments in real life, so he goes on the internet and posts random bullshit to make himself feel better about being a moron. You can usually find these on chatrooms like AIM and comment boards like on Youtube. The also troll other comment boards like aol news (espicially kidnapping cases since they try to look like they did it to look beast)

Good Troll: Rare, but still in large numbers. These are similar to bad trolls but do it for the good of getting idiots off the web, such as trolling someone on Youtube who posts everything their dog does or someone acting tough with a keyboard. Think of it as the Asassain's Creed story, The good trolls are the Asassains and the morons and bad trolls are the Templars.
Example: Good troll finds bad troll and they fight.
Bad Troll(on a kickass mw2 knife kill) OMG NURD GO PL3H BFBC2 IS W3H BETTER TAHN THIS YOU EAT DICK N00BER!!!!
Good troll: Bad Company 2 hasn't come out yet :D.
Bad troll: STFU your a retard i'm going to kill your family.
Good Troll: Good luck E-thug....

Example 2: Good Troll finding someone taped there dog pooping and posted it on YT.

Good Troll: A little privacy for Muffy here would be cool?

Creator: OMG REPORTED LOL U FAIL!

Good troll: ..... youtube doesn't have a report function nor do they give a crap about you and me.

Creator: OMG NO NO I FOUND IT YOUR BANNED!!

Good troll: Idc.
by O rlly owl disagrees February 07, 2010
Verb: meaning to cruise for immediate sexual pleasure without commitment. Common usage for anonymous sex within the gay community. Often characterized by an older man, seeking a younger man, or any man for immediate, often anonymous sexual contact.
That old queen circling the park in the Land Cruiser is just a fucking troll.
by mybluemake March 21, 2005
A person on the internet (usually YouTube) who doesn't have anything to do with their life so they go around starting arguments.

There are:
Plain trolls- Average troll
Bashing trolls- Go around yelling and swearing and not using periods.
Smartass trolls- Use big words to try and sound smart
Non caring trolls- Claim to not care even though they do
Opinion trolls- Are prejudice
12 year old trolls- Can't spell one word right or punctuate
Blaming troll: Looks for reasons to hate someone.
Plain troll:
"How dumb do you have to be to like this? My god, get off the internet"

Bashing troll:
"THIS SHIT SUCKS Y DO PPL LIKE THIS SHIT OMG WTF LOLOL"

Smartass troll:
"So she stopped singing in the middle of her concert to sign a painting? But how inconsiderate of her! That shows she has no affection for her audience. How did you know they wanted that painting signed? She ruined it, she bastardized the beauty of something someone worked so hard on. It clearly shows how everyone's maturity towers above hers."

Non caring troll:
"Yeah, I didn't ask for this. I don't care if you're overreacting because I posted a comment. Stop wasting your time and don't reply."

12 year old troll:
"dis rly suks i men srsly how can ay1 evr lyke dis lol"

Blaming troll:
"But when you pause at 0:32 you can see a triangle. And when you play the video backwards, you can hear "the devil I love". This person is clearly satanic and trying to brainwash you."

Opinion troll:
"Why are you getting all mad? Yeah, I said you're an idiot for liking this, I said this was the biggest waste of my time EVER, but I'm just stating my opinion, and you need to respect that."
by sndansoenrnarongb[enqa August 17, 2011
1. A word used to describe someone who has opinions you don't agree with.

2. A unfunny meme that has surfaced due to events in the manga called Bleach. It consists of lame posters calling every event they didn't think of and/or didn't like a troll.
Example of Variety 1:

Poster: ''Points out something odd about a character in a comic book"

Mod: ''Deletes post for trolling"

Poster: ''Doesn't bother to argue"
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Example of Variety 2:

Poster 1: ''Posts something notable that people didn't think of but wasn't really that unreasonable"

Poster 2: Author troll lol!!!!!
by Weraser April 17, 2010
A person from the lower peninsula of Michigan. The Mackinac Bridge separates the upper peninsula from the lower peninsula, hence "trolls" live under the bridge.
Person #1 from upper peninsula......"Hey man, aren't we partying with your cousin from Detroit who is coming into town tonight?"

Person #2 from upper peninsula......"No, that fuckin troll won't be here until tomorrow."
by SpikeSays April 14, 2010
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