deliberately arguing with complete fallacies on forums, comment threads, or message boards to get leets and other users pissed off by the troll's "ignorance"
User: Obama is a great president.
Troll: Obama kills babies and is a terrorist Muslim from Kenya
User: no! you are stupid (expletives may follow)
Troll: (continues to argue with fallacies)
User: (follows with angrier reply)
(other users may join in on either side)

NOTE: trolling may involve spam
by someguythatsboard November 09, 2010
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1)Someone who files many frivolous lawsuits against people or companies who use something he thinks he owns but legally doesn't. This is known as "Patent Trolling" & "Trademark Trolling."

2)A person who starts arguments in forums or starts a hateful forum topic.

3)A person who turns a comments section into a heated discussion that has nothing to do with the topic.

4)Hacking as a prank, sometimes referred to as "4chaning" or "Pulling a 4Chan."

5)Wikis mass publishing biased, spiteful, & false information, such as Encyclopedia Dramatica, Uncyclopedia, Conservapedia, & Metapedia.
A troll (company) sets up a bridge (claims copyrights over a word) & demands a toll to cross the bridge (wants payment for anyone using that word in one of their projects) or it will eat (sue) you.

1)EDGE attempting to sue any developer using "Edge" in the name of their game is a very well-known act of Repeat Trolling.

2)Bethesda Softworks's attempt to sue Mojang over their planned use of "Scrolls" in an upcoming game title.
by ThatEvilRedhead August 05, 2011
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Intentionally getting a rise out of someone by expressing views or taking actions contrary to common sense or the person's beliefs.
Joe: Damn, I just lost all my money on the stock market due to the recession.

Troll: umad?

Joe: Stop trolling, It is not funny.
by DontUseYourRealNam3 January 24, 2012
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Not cyberbullying.

Some people do horrible things that can make others depressed or even commit suicide. They call themselves trolls, and the media believes them, but they aren't trolls. They are cyberbullies and horrible people. Good trolls can make both people laugh in the end.
Person 1: I just sent someone death threats because they said something I disagree with! Trolling is so great.
Person 2: You aren't a troll. You're just an asshole.
by 165your4 November 01, 2014
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To use the internet to start problems, insult, or hurt others. An action that only usually affects the person trolling.
Usually a very bored, lonely person with no friends. Or a punk ass kid.
"My AOL account was shut down because I was trolling in a chatroom."
by tmofft January 22, 2005
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Trolling is a method of fishing where one or more false or oxymoron statements, are thrown into a conversation or simple message reply baited with sarcasm and witticism meant to trick, confuse or just insult the recipient
*wearing rubber boots* "your boots untied"

you-"you're kind of dumb for being so cute" recipient- "don't you mean "you're kind of cute for being so dumb' " you- "see! you're so smart, just too damn stupid for your own good" recipient-"are you trolling me right now?" you- " yes you're cute and smart....just kidding, but not really, seriously though,are you catching any of this?" recipient- " you trolled me hard"
by skittlebrain January 30, 2014
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20 year old men who go on minecraft to fuck with little kids
Im going to start trolling.
by ChineseDiabetes June 25, 2016
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