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
child benefit

money received regularly by families from the government to help pay for the costs of taking care of children

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

responsible luxury noun
responsible luxury noun
August 03, 2015
high-end, green tourism and hospitality Jumeirah’s ‘responsible luxury’ approach is an example of a sustainable travel experience – future guests will enjoy the environment as much as today’s.

Read More