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 KLP507 August 18, 2010

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When someone tries harder than necessary; someone who always tried hard.
Carly is such a tryhard.
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Noun.
plural = tryhards.

A person/people who simply try far too hard to fit in with you i.e. over the top laughing at jokes which arent particularly funny, name-dropping etc.
See Brown nose
Look at Lindsay trying to get in with the year above, the fucking tryhard!
by Ryan H87 September 27, 2005

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Tryhards is a slang term for those uber trendy people who try too hard to follow fashion trends etc. Ever go to toni and guys hairdressers and look at the bloke who works there with his wristbands, mullet hair-cut and ripped jeans etc!!
toni and guy hairdressers.
all trendy hairdressers.
some students are try hards.
some collegees are try hards.
anyone with a mullet, wrist bands, and one of them belts that is worn dangling down!
by Jonny Boy August 14, 2005

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someone who tries hard and the most pointless things (shawn herlong)
shawn herlong is a try hard
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Someone who makes a great effort to appear to be something they are not.
A tryhard may try to be clever, edgy, deep, wealthy, intellectual, religious, perfect, etc.
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A person who puts too much effort into a video game, and cares too much about winning. Usually such a person uses cheap tricks or unfair techniques in order to win. All of their insults involve calling people children and insulting them based on their stats. These people have massive egos and can't accept that their stats have no value in the real world. Their entire social life revolves around the one or two games they spend all day playing, and constantly compare their stats to other people. These players are total Stat-Whores.
Player #1: Look at that Try-Hard. He's been shooting premium ammunition all game.
Player #2: He has 3k games, and all of them are in his IS-6. That must be a re-roll.
Player#: Wow, what a Stat-Whore.
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