troll Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "troll" - English Dictionary

See all translations

trollnoun [C]

uk   /trəʊl/ /trɒl/  us   /troʊl/

troll noun [C] (CREATURE)

an imaginary, either very large or very small creature in traditional Scandinavian stories, that has magical powers and lives in mountains or caves

troll noun [C] (COMPUTING)

someone who leaves an intentionally annoying message on the internet, in order to get attention or cause trouble a message that someone leaves on the internet that is intended to annoy people: A well-constructed troll will provoke irate or confused responses from flamers and newbies.

trollverb [I or T]

uk   /trəʊl/ /trɒl/  us   /troʊl/

troll verb [I or T] (FISH)

to try to catch fish by pulling a baited line through the water behind a boat: Boats were trolling for mackerel. They were trolling the colder waters of the Channel.

troll verb [I or T] (SEARCH)

mainly US to search among a large number or many different places in order to find people or information you want: They are trolling the internet for new customers.

troll verb [I or T] (COMPUTING)

to leave an insulting message on he internet in order to annoy someone: Getting trolled is one of the most annoying things about buying stuff on the internet.
(Definition of troll from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of troll?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “troll” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
the real McCoy

the original or best example of something

Word of the Day

July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
by Liz Walter,
July 01, 2015
With the USA’s Independence Day on the 4th and France’s Bastille Day on the 14th, July certainly has a revolutionary theme, so this blog looks at words and phrases we use to talk about the dramatic and nation-changing events that these days celebrate. In particular, it focuses on one of the most

Read More 

generation pause noun
generation pause noun
July 06, 2015
informal young adults who are not able to do things previously typical for their age group such as buy a home or start a family because of lack of money Meanwhile, a new study released last week revealed a quarter of Brits believe they’ll never own a property, leading them to be

Read More