troll

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[ trohl ]
/ troʊl /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

noun

Origin of troll

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1350–1400; Middle English trollen to roll, stroll < Middle French troller to run here and there < Middle High German trollen walk or run with short steps
Related formstroll·er, nounun·trolled, adjective
Can be confusedtrawl troll
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troll

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/ (trəʊl) /

verb

noun

Derived Formstroller, noun

Word Origin for troll

C14: from Old French troller to run about; related to Middle High German trollen to run with short steps

British Dictionary definitions for trolling (2 of 2)

troll

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/ (trəʊl) /

noun

(in Scandinavian folklore) one of a class of supernatural creatures that dwell in caves or mountains and are depicted either as dwarfs or as giants

Word Origin for troll

C19: from Old Norse: demon; related to Danish trold
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