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
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
Term that originally referred to internet forum posters who attempted to disrupt good conversation with inflammatory rhetoric. Now used primarily as an insult by real trolls aimed at those making arguments the other forum members don't like.

Although many forum admins won't allow name-calling, members often get around this rule by throwing around the troll ad hominem excessively.
RedState - The supreme court just ended freedom as we know it by passing government run healthcare.
MisterReason - The Supreme Court is not capable of "passing" bills. The PPACA is not a government run healthcare proposal. All healthcare will still be privately run.
RedState - TROLL ALERT!
DixieChic - Who let the troll in the door?
TheGipper - Someone ban this troll
by Zadig July 02, 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
to manipulate subtle pretense, often in a comical fashion
to deceive, to trick
to troll
" we troll'd kyle into thinking ... "
by queenslipper May 10, 2012
Tralala! In view, a trolling trite troll dons the trademarked troll-face and this troller, is a transcendent transactor traiking, traduced but not so tranquil through the tracts of the internet transfering thoughts to thoughtless minds, this travelling trawl, transposed behind a traced image is both a figment of the imagination and a trencherman for humanity. (blah blah blah) So let me simply add that it's my very good honour to meet you and you may call me "Troll".
troll: that video is fake and gay
by bfhjdjsdglhljdfsgjsdgjk May 10, 2012
A mythical creature inhabiting the vast planes of internet, creating and feeding on unintelligent people's hate, rage, misfortune and misinterpretation.

If you see a troll, proceed with caution, or you may get trolled. When you fail to recognize one and make conctact with it, you are already getting trolled.
Hide yo children, hide yo wife! they are easily trolled.
by Sunekus March 30, 2012
Someone who deliberately causes an argument online.
Man that troll spammed up my whole profile!
by heujtfaiew4o January 09, 2012

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