The most annoying thing you can ever call one of your video game characters, often used in World of Warcraft by tools.
Douchebag326: Brb gonna switch toons
Gaylord158: It's called a character you fucking tool
by GM8 October 10, 2010
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Dialogue from the film "Goal!":

Geordie: "Welcome to the Toon."

Visitor: "What's the 'Toon'?"

Geordie: "It's where the Geordies live."

Visitor: "What's a 'Geordie'?"

Geordie: "The people who live in the Toon."
by Alberto Rosso August 15, 2007
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Another word for tool, clown, dip-shit, dufuss, dumb-ass, etc. etc.

Toon short for Cartoon.
That drunk toon over there just cut me off and almost caused an accident!

Shut the fuck up toon.
by Trey134 March 23, 2017
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A toon is a synonym for a character in a video game that is a role-playing game, usually used only in the context of Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Games (MMORPG), such as World of Warcraft.

Character, avatar, or toon are synonyms in this context.
(Avatar is a misnomer, however.)

In role-playing games, a great deal of effort is spent in creating a unique persona or character before play begins. During character generation, the player makes choices that will affect the gameplay, such as appearance, name, gender, race, and class. Once created, these characteristics are immutable, as they define the play experience. The selection of class determines the strategies the character will use to succeed.

In short, Role-playing games have great replay value because a player can re-experience the game using a new character or toon.


Toon is presumably a contracted form of cartoon; video game characters are animated, after all. The origin of this term can be attributed to the standard root of all leetspeak (internet jargon): a need for efficiency for lazy typists.

Toon is probably used because it is shorter and easier to type than the word character. Anyone familiar with these games can easily surmise the meaning of the term from context. Furthermore, the term avatar is avoided as it can possibly create confusion. In roleplaying games, avatar also refers to the incarnation of a deity.
I have 6 toons, so I have all the professions spread among them and I can craft anything!
by Brain Gremlin January 20, 2011
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A paracytic creature that swims up someone's anus and attaches itself to the victims sphincter. Once it imbeds its fat unpleasant head into host, it is almost impossible to remove and causes serve pain and discomfort. Residing mainly in Port Phillip Bay Victoria, but will travel as far as Northern NSW and South Australia if conditions are suitable.
"Ohh Lord kill me now...I think a Toon just swam up my arse!!"
by Mundey Magic September 25, 2008
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A really... really... really Canadian way to refer to a character in an MMORPG. Similar to how sliced round ham is called Canadian Bacon... They call a character a "toon"
wassup you hoser! I'm aboot to go home and try and level up my toon. I think I can hit level 59 today eh?
by Filthy Mug July 29, 2008
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