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Somebody whose effort level and emotional investment is excessively high for the level of play in which they are compteting.
Someone needs to tell that try-hard that this is a Sunday league, not the World Cup.
by Psalhf February 16, 2017
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Noun: a friend who is usually only called upon by a friend when a more primary/prominent friend is unavailable.

Taken from the term β€œsecond string” in an athletic competition situation. In football, if the star quarterback gets injured during a play, the second string is called off the bench to replace him/her. A β€œSecond String Friend” is essentially benched until needed, if ever.

Synonyms: Plan B, Second Choice, Secondary Friend, Benched Until Needed
I got a call from X the other night. She had an extra ticket to a concert she bought for a friend, but they couldn’t make it so she called me to ask if I wanted to go because I am her Second String Friend.
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A person who puts a large amount of effort into achieving a certain image, or counter-image, to the point where it is obviously contrived. Rather than achieving an image through genuine personality, the try-hard consciously attempts to fit a certain style through deliberate imitation, forced style, or scripted behavior. That is to say, he/she is trying hard to create an image.
Examples: An affluent, suburban dweller who makes great efforts to cover himself in tattoos and piercings; try-hard.

A person who wears certain items of clothing for the express intention of appearing "non-conformist", and flaunts it; try-hard.

Someone who purchases a motorcycle only to appear as a "bad-boy"; try-hard.

A person who shuns certain genres or styles of music or art simply because it does not fit his self-image, or the image he wants to portray; try-hard.
by Bendrix October 18, 2007
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A insult mostly used in gaming directed at an individual who is actually trying to win a game. This insult is mostly seen if FPS, or First-Person Shooters, such as Call of Duty, Halo, Team Fortress 2, and Overwatch.
''Oh my god, this fucking cunt is being a tryhard, go get a life you failed abortion!''
by Thefirkman February 14, 2018
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someone who attempts to be cool, but fails to achieve this status
look at Jonny with that white leisure suit, what a try hard!
by Lex Madtown July 31, 2005
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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.
by saracuda September 11, 2014
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A Tryhard is someone who trys too hard to be included in a group of people.
Someone that will copy anything someone else does / something other people in a group do, listen to, act like, or look like, To become accepted in the group.
Alec is such a tryhard, all of the bands he listens to, he gets off us, he can't get his own life.
by ZanonymousZ November 07, 2006
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