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An extremely versatile word used by the lazy man to express one of the following: "trying to", "trying the", or "trying a". According to legend, this word has been used in countless text messages, resulting in exorbitant anger felt by significant others.
<in bed>
Boyfriend (we'll just call him Peter): Sorry, babe, I was tryna last longer but couldn't handle the pressure.
Girlfriend (we'll just call her Julia): *sigh* It's fine, Peter. Maybe next month.

<the next day - texting>
Peter: Sorry again about last night. :sadpuppyemoji: I was really tryna please you, but I guess my best wasn't good nuff.
Julia: I said IT'S FINE. Also, it's spelled "TRYING TO" - not "TRYNA"! Stop being so damn lazy!
Peter: Hey babe, I'm tryna best I can! I was even thinkin bout tryna kale salad next week, so we could have something in common!
Julia: Well I've been 'tryna' get you out of my house for over a year now, and that hasn't worked. I'm not getting my hopes up.

<later that night - coming home to Peter drinking a beer and coffee at the same time, while using Julia's movies and books as coasters>
Julia: Aw, fuck it. *shoots Peter*
Peter (in his dying words): I'm... still... gonna... be... tryna... haunt... you... at... the......... grocery store.
by GrownUpAssMan August 15, 2018
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trying to
as in trying to get somthing acomplished
when said correctly the Y is held
-whats goin on?
-just tryna get my yam on. you knooowww
-yeah fo sho
-she's a ho
-fo shoooo

by yam gurl December 28, 2005
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second generation evolution of "you trying to do something", which is the evolved form of "would you like to do something".

combines "trying to do (the activity)" in one word - very helpful in a world where shortness (laziness) versus clarity reigns supreme.
"u tryna bowling?!" instead of wasting all that time saying "are you trying to go bowling?", or in the olden days: "would you like to go bowling?"

"u tryna do something tonight" - still wordy (I'd prefer "u tryna somethin" but i won't be picky)

"u tryna tryna" - funny lolligagging with the word tryna; even i'm not sure what this means and i created the slang...third evolution perhaps?
by jeaves86 August 26, 2008
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Making a half-assed effort; usually, an attempt not to do something while pretending that you’re trying to do it
Girlfriend: Pull out or I might get pregnant.
Boyfriend: I’m tryna, baby, but it’s just too good.
by SidneeBlogs January 01, 2012
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