One who purposely and deliberately (that purpose usually being self-amusement) starts an argument in a manner which attacks others on a forum without in any way listening to the arguments proposed by his or her peers. He will spark of such an argument via the use of ad hominem attacks (i.e. 'you're nothing but a fanboy' is a popular phrase) with no substance or relevence to back them up as well as straw man arguments, which he uses to simply avoid addressing the essence of the issue.
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Ad hominem attack directed at anyone whose opinion is different from your own.
Someone actually responded to my comment on youtube with an opinion that's different from mine. I called him a troll and told him to go f himself. And, just like a troll, he refused to answer my profound political retort.
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A social hacker who appropriates language, context, or culture in an attempt to harass an individual, further a movement, or attack an established entity.
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Plural of troll.

"One who posts a deliberately provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument"

Source: Alien Entity (author) and the Urban Dictionary page that houses it.
The above definition and more can be found by clicking the link for the word "troll".
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1. A large, brutish creature of European myth, often lacking in intelligence. Sometimes compared to the Japanese oni.
2. A dumbass who makes idiotic posts in message boards newsgroups for the sole purpose of pissing people off, often lacking in intelligence. Sometimes compared to people who pass you by on the sidewalk then grab you in inappropriate places.
1. "AAAAAAHH, it's a troll!"
"Protect the women and children! Grab your torches!"
2. "AAAAAAHH, it's a troll!"
"****head... we banned him five times and he keeps making new accounts about how he pwns all and that he>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>j00!"
by Syckls August 15, 2004
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1. Mythical humanoid creature said to be tall and brutish, possessing great regenerative powers. they are generally thought of as evil and malevolent, and to feast on human flesh

2. A playable race from the popular MMORPG game World of Warcraft™©®(where applicable) created by Blizzard ™©® entertainment. The Darkspear Trolls are one of the proud and heroic races of the "Horde". They have the racial ability of healing themselves over time,"berserking", "Da voodoo shuffle" and bow specialization. The Horde is the opposing faction of the "Alliance"

3. An internet troll, is any group or person who creates arguments on forums, chat rooms, comment pages, or anywhere on the internet that allows open interaction between people through written text. The skilled troll can create an argument on any subject. They generally use subversive techniques to mislead people in to thinking they believe a point of view that they in fact either know to be false or do not believe at all. A cunning and clever troll can incite an argument with another person over just about an subject.

ie: troll: "Don't you ever read the bible? The earth is the center of the universe, and it's a flat disc" victim: "Wow, seriously? were you home schooled by idiots or something? One of the first things you learn in school science is that the earth is a sphere, and revolves around the sun".

A true troll never actually believes in any statement they make, they spout falsity's in order to create friction.
1. The billy goats gruff were stopped by a troll that lived under a bridge. Harry Potter, Hermoine, and Ron, encountered a troll in the girls restroom.

2. I chose a troll hunter because they have great racial ability's

3. The Landover Baptists are the worlds greatest trolls.
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one of the most overused words on the Internet which has matched lol for meaninglessness.

supposedly means someone who is disruptive or mean on a message board, but now extends to anyone who is ever disagreeable or doesn't join in on the circle jerk.

some people also take it to mean the act of reading and posting on message boards.
ZOMG you're such a troll!

omg stop trolling

youz trollin

stop stating you ropinions as facts troll
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