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8.
Try-hard is an adjective used to describe an individual who:
1) will try very hard to be good at something or fit in and eventually fails.
2) in videogames (such as Call of Duty or Halo) tries so hard to be good they end up losing sight of just having fun. This individual can become aggressive with other players if they are in a losing situation. In this sense the term can be used to describe players who are being relatively successful.

It must be noted that it is not uncommon for individuals to falsely accuse others of being a try-hard in order to make themselves feel better for their own inability to fit in or poor performance. If confronted by such an individual evaluate the accuser as well as yourself and remember there is a difference between trying and trying too hard.
1) Look at Nick, he is such a try-hard interjecting in a conversation he knows nothing about to try to look cool.

1) Look at that player "0Ace", he is such a try-hard camping with an AK74u rapid fire and all pro perks but he still has a 0.50 KDR.

2) That player "CampHeavyAce" might have a 3.0 KDR but he only uses OP weapons and camps. I wonder if he is actually having fun being such a try-hard...
by VisionaryJR August 16, 2012
 
9.
An individual that tries. Hard.

This is not in reference to those that are scholastically ambitious, or put effort into sports. No, no. This is a strong, biting description of someone that obviously thinks a whole lot about their public image - fashion, vernacular, taste, etc. Such a person tends to fit very neatly into a particular pigeon hole - typically, a subculture. A tryhard is pathetically hyper-aware and irredeemably lame in their awareness and internalizing of all things external and obvious.
Pretty much the only phrase used is uttered snidely, under the breath to one's cohorts: "What a tryhard" or, alternately, "whatta tryhard". In particularly outstanding cases, "oh my God, whatta tryhard."
by alexette December 10, 2009
 
10.
someone who tries hard at everything and anything and FAILS miserably. someone who fucking freaks out when they get below a 95 on a test.
Nick Hreshko is a fucking Try Hard.
by prl215 May 01, 2010
 
11.
What 10 year olds playing call of duty scream at you when you are winning, meaning, you are trying very hard to win, Even though, thats the point of the game.
10 year old: Oh my god! you're such a try hard!

Me: ...I try hard to win because thats what your supposed to do...
by AnonIsBest December 24, 2011
 
12.
an idiot who tries to be something that theyre not and never well be just for some attention.
sam beeton is a tryhard. he tries to turn into anything that people have any interest in
by youwillneverknow April 21, 2005
 
13.
A tryhard is an excuse people use as to why they lost something, typically a game.

The person who uses the word implies that they weren't trying to win, and are calling the other person a tryhard because they WANT to win.

Amongst friends just wanting to have fun, this is a valid excuse. Though, this is mainly used by people (in games such as Modern Warfare 2) who go around playing against random people and losing.
Person 1: We're gonna beat you this game, noob.
Person 2: I doubt it.

(After the game, person 2's team wins)

Person 2: I thought you were going to win?
Person 1: Shut up. You're just a tryhard.
by Shadeol August 18, 2010
 
14.
Someone who pretends to be something they are not, to look cool

See Caley.
"I love to wear black and be goth"
*5 mins later*
"I love rocky horror! send me some drop kick murphys i wanna be punk!"
by ^_^ March 24, 2003