Coined by RTGame. In reference to you-know-who.

A person who you genuinely do not want to mention the name of due to unspeakable disappointment in said individual.
Ugh he became such a Rowling after college. What even happened?
by mercurytheperson January 22, 2023
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A term coined in the 2020s by streamer RTGame, a rowling refers to someone you genuinely don't want to mention because you're so disapointed to even say their name (unspeakable disapointment).

The term in essence is used when you do not wish to say someones name. This could be for a variety of reasons but is meant to be used when the reason comes from a negative light. Some such reasons being immeasurable disappointment in their actions, hatred for who they are or have become, or a complete wish to not show the respect of speaking of them by name, instead calling them a rowling.

The etymology of the term comes from Joanne "JK" Rowling, whom many don't even want to mention due to her awful values in accordance with transgender folks along with her racism and utter stupidity in going from beloved childrens author, to widely known terf and bigot. The term comes about in comparison to the character in her books Voldemort, who most do not want to mention by name because of their fear of him, or in another context because they do not believe his name deserves to be said. Joanne became a rowling when she decided to show her true self in all her bigotry, making people hate her, or so disappointed in her that they do not want to even say her name.
Elizabeth: What ever happened to Miko?
Gwendolyn: That rowling doesn't deserve to be mentioned by name after what she's done.
by Dracyan January 25, 2023
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Rowling is the author of Harry potter, and has a great mind for telling childrens books. If you haven't read harry potter then get on because the last book is coming out soon.
by Karen Clark August 21, 2006
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Verb. When those with executive power over a fictitious intellectual property decide or attempt to canonically alter details of the fictitious world or it's characters for purposes of virtue signaling or tokenism.
If they feel it's somehow important to put gay characters in the MCU, actually take the time and add one of the many already LGBT characters. Don't just Rowling the characters as you see fit.
by FireWater April 19, 2019
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A term for being under the effects of cannabis (jay) and ketamine (kay): J.K. Rowling.
Man I'm Rowling so hard right now.
by Xepplin December 25, 2009
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Rowling is shooting someone in the head repeatedly with a Battle Rifle in Halo 2 or 3.
"Oh snap! He got Rowled!"

"Man you are rowling people all over the place today!"
by Kypster28 October 2, 2009
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someone you genuinely don't want to mention because you're so disappointed to even say their name
You're a rowling
by M4rt January 25, 2023
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