verb (used with object)
- to post inflammatory or inappropriate messages or comments on (the Internet, especially a message board) for the purpose of upsetting other users and provoking a response.
- to upset or provoke (other users) by posting such messages or comments.
verb (used without object)
Origin of troll1
Related formstroll·er, nounun·trolled, adjective
Can be confusedtrawl troll
Definition for troll (2 of 2)
Origin of troll2
Examples from the Web for troll
The problem, as Weaver and Clark explained, is that this group drools at the opportunity to troll something like ReaganBook.
For many supporters of GOProud, being called a “troll” was a badge of honor.
My wife used to work at the U.S. Department of Commerce – what if Aaron Alexis had decided to troll the hallways there?
In the first episode of his IFC show, Maron encounters an Internet troll who is critical of his podcast.Meet Marc Maron: the Comedic Podcast Giant on His New IFC Show & More|Jean Trinh|May 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Violentacrez and his ilk were free to troll: to post objectionable, offensive garbage.
At the same moment the troll fell dead and turned into pieces of flint.
When he had done this the troll again said some words to him, and with that he became a raven, and flew high up into the air.
"It's all ready for me here, and I will eat," said the troll.
For pain will not troll off as pleasure doth, nor imitate it in its pleasing and tickling touches.Essays and Miscellanies|Plutarch
The troll then gave the old man a sackful of money, and laden with this he betook himself homewards.
British Dictionary definitions for troll (1 of 2)
- to draw (a baited line, etc) through the water, often from a boat
- to fish (a stretch of water) by trolling
- to fish (for) by trolling