Despite the erroneous definitions already published here, TROPE on the interwebs really refers to an often overused plot device. It can also be described as another variation on the same theme. TV shows, movies, comics, games, anime', & books are full of tropes & many rabid fan-sites now name & track said tropes with a self-explanatory title for each one.

Not all tropes are bad, until Hollywood gets stuck on one.
Q: Did you see "Brokeback Mountain"?
A: That film just used the "Bury Your Gays" trope to make it dramatic. You know, where a gay character has to always die in the story.

Girl: When is Hollywood gonna get tired of the "Friendly Neighborhood Vampire" trope?
Guy: I blame Angel & Spike.
Girl: I blame the Count on Sesame Street.
Guy: Nah, Count Chocula totally invented that scene.
by LakotaGirl September 2, 2010
An overused, nearly meaningless word worn out by pretentious twits, much like paradigm. See hackneyed and vacuous.
A trope can remind us of Lear or Gilligan's Island. Take your pick.
by Pompous jerk September 9, 2017
A type of fish... born when a trout a carp and a roach has a threesome, or when a trout a carp and a roach swim into each other a VERY high speeds thus fusing together forming a trope. trope may also come to being through radiation... the trope feed on kinkylicious sandwiggy's that are fed to them by coop (the 11th definition) who is the brookstar's slave.
north atlantic trope
deep sea trope
scotish trope
freash water trope
tropeical trope
rainbow trope
ghost trope
brown trope
by yratt July 19, 2006
To fall, destroy, make less, ruin.
Dude, you just troped your dankies! (see: dankies)
by J Begg January 30, 2005
A person who acts like a slut but really isn't one
Crystalle Gaudet
by Mike February 9, 2004
Person who carries themself as a slut but really isnt
by Ganksta*Bitch February 21, 2004