The victim of an anonymous web link (sent by chat or email) that links to a video of "Never Gonna' Give You Up" sung by 80's pop star Rick Astley.
"Dammit! I just got Rick Roll'd again!"
by James Touhey May 18, 2007
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what you are if you are tricked into clicking a link that sends you to the music video by Rick Astley- "Never Gonna Give You Up"
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by JeremyJabberwock July 20, 2008
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*A total destruction of an internet wanderer's dignity and self-esteem.

*An abomination to porn addicts.

*The best method to destroy one's joyful moments.

*The most annoying prank ever.
Man: Finally! A job. I can finally sustain my family.
"Never gonna give you up. Never gonna let you down. Never gonna run around, and hurt you!" "rick roll'd"
by MajesticBobby February 24, 2010
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An online prank where the user is unknowingly misdirected to a video of Rick Astley. Usually done with YouTube videos related to unconfirmed gaming news.
I wanted to see GTA IV footage but got Rick Roll'd instead.
by Churchskiz June 4, 2007
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What happens when you click on a link/video, thinking it's something of interest (like porn, free online movie/show, or something your friend recommended), but it leads you to the music video for Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up".

This trick is pretty common because the video or link looks promising with an according title and thumbnail.

(NOTE: Very common on Youtube)
Man 1: "Hey dude, I'm sending you this link to this killer porn site! Best ever!"

Man 2: "All right!" (clicks on link)

(Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" plays)

Man 1: "Dude! You just got Rick Roll'd!)
by Urbanly Challenged October 25, 2009
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When you are mislead to believe you are watching something interesting, then suddenly get a glimpse of rick astley singing "never gonna give you up" which then leads the victim to a disease of curse words and death threats to the one who was doing the Rick Rollin'
Jeff: watch this super cool video!
Kyle: oh you bastard...
Kyle: Screw you!
Jeff: hahaha
Kyle: i'm gonna kill you!
by super leet March 12, 2009
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One of the most annoying internet pranks ever. Epic if you're the one pranking. You either are sent the link, thinking it's something interesting ... or clicking on a YouTube video to see something titled completely different; and then you randomly see Rick Astley's 80's video "Never Gonna Give You Up".
Jen: "Holy this looks JUST like you!"
Erin: "Really, what does?"
Jen: "Just click this link!"
by aceraceraceracer May 10, 2009
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