A recent developed term that pertains to a user being tricked and led to a youtube.com video produced by "cotter548" which directed users to the music video of "Never Gonna Give You Up" by Rick Astley.
A person will try to trick, or "rickroll" you by means of displaying any false information, or commonly a false "video" that shows interest to the community; deception.

The term was developed by users on forums that have located the video and have known that is has no particular value or even remotely related to the game/community which is directed to develop anger by the user who clicks the link.

"Rickrolled" is a fruition of the earlier word, "Duckrolled" which is the same meaning of deception.
The practice of tricking people into viewing this song is called the Rickroll, trolls who do it are called Rickrollers, and people who are tricked by this are "Rickroll'D" or "Rickrolled"

This term and practice is being spread out mainly by the gaming community and by online forums. Usually a user may announce a video that has probably been leaked or a video that has value to the community; when the link actually leads them to the same video created by "cotter548" called "Rickroll'D" or "Rickrolled."

In due time this term may cause conflict among forums; due to false information spreading out coming into conflict with true information; or by means of "The Boy Who Cried Wolf."
Person 1: Dude, I got rickrolled twice today.. not cool.
Person 2: Who or what is rickroll... I've heard it way too many times today.
Person 1: Like u think you are getting a link to something cool and that fucking video hits.

Forum Newbie: Dudes, check out this new leaked video of this new mod coming out for the game!
Forum Regular: omfg not that video again!
Forum Regular2: I've been rickrolled too many times.. I know the lyrics already!
Forum Admin: WHAT THE F***
by Michael Craig May 21, 2007
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To trick someone into watching a Rick Astley video, commonly used on gaming forums when asked for proof of a game/movie trailer or any other type of video evidence.
I asked bob to see the Halo 3 trailer but instead he Rick Rolled me.

by T Rizz May 30, 2007
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Deceiving a person or people to somehow watch, or see the "Never Gonna Give You Up" video by Rick Astley.
Rick Rolling can also be a real life act of the music clip - normally by playing the song and having an impostor sing or dance to the video. Thus "Rick Rolling" the unsuspecting audience.
It is popular on video's that promise exclusive footage - such as a GTA4 gameplay, Or Halo3 exclusive.
Someone just came into the stadium dressed as Rick Astley and danced, while the music was playing. We all got Rick Rolled.


Clicking the link to a video of Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up", thus being Rick Rolled.
by Turnloose April 02, 2008
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When someone puts a missleading title on a video on Youtube that halfway through switches to the music video "Never Gonna Give You Up", by Ricky Astley. Usually done right before an anticipated scene in the video.
I wanted to watch the video of the Sneezing Panda, but right before it sneezed, I got Rick rolled.
by Jeo58 August 13, 2008
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Tricking someone into clicking on a link to Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" video.
Check out this vid of Lindsay Lohan's bewb falling out!


Hahahaha, you got RickRolled!
by PaulTheBeav May 27, 2007
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1. To be bamboozled into following a hyperlink to Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" 80s music video on YouTube. Typically found on Internet discussion forums where the unsuspecting user clicks on the aforementioned link, cleverly disguised as something pertinent to the non-Rick-related discussion at hand.

The exact origins of this practical joke and subsequent naming are unknown but "rickrolling" first appeared early to mid May in 2007.
Son of a BITCH. This is the 70th time I've been rickrolled tonight!
by SaqB May 24, 2007
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What happens to you when you're stupid enough to search porn on YouTube. -.-
P1: I keep getting Rickrolled on Youtube?

P2: Did you search up porn again?

P1: ....

P2: Exactly. -.-
by Whatwhowhere April 13, 2010
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