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
Examples from the Web for trolled
Vladimir Putin just trolled President Barack Obama and the entire U.S. intelligence community.
There is this unspoken idea that if you participate in it you will be mocked and trolled and pranked.More Shocking Than Online Suicides Are the Crowds Who Clamor to Watch|Caitlin Dickson|December 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
During his free time, he trolled libraries, consuming Hebrew-language books and newspapers.
She trolled the classifieds for a new job and came across a call for models with the slogan “Be a part of art.”
There at least he would find peace from the strenuous amours of Margharita as trolled by the revelers.The Silent Barrier|Louis Tracy
In addition to his other faculties, no one cut a sly joke, or trolled a merry ditty, better than Jerry.Rookwood|William Harrison Ainsworth
Her Briarcroft songs were appreciated, and the girls sang them lustily and trolled out the chorus with vigour.The Leader of the Lower School|Angela Brazil
The noise of the song, trolled out from iron lungs, had drowned the huzzahs heralding the old man's advent.The Big Bow Mystery|I. Zangwill
I trolled in the swift water as we proceeded, and with my spoon took a few small trout.
British Dictionary definitions for trolled (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