What is troll?

  • (verb): Cause to move round and round.
    Example: "The child trolled her hoop"
    See also — Additional definitions below


A troll is a supernatural being in Norse mythology and Scandinavian folklore. In origin, troll may have been a negative synonym for a jötunn (plural jötnar), a being in Norse mythology. In Old Norse sources, beings described as trolls dwell in isolated rocks, mountains, or caves, live together in small family units, and are rarely helpful to human beings.

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... Beast, Part One and Part Two, she was impersonated by a troll who wished to gain control of Camelot's wealth and power ... Using a potion that allowed her to temporarily take on the form of Lady Catrina, the troll and her servant, Jonas, infiltrated Camelot and arranged a ... The troll soon enchanted Uther, causing him to fall in love with her ...
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... Troll Trump Damian Tryp Matsu'o Tsurayaba Tuc Tuck Tumbler Tundra Tundra the Land Beast Turac Turbo Turbojet (New Spider-man animated series) Turner D ...
Troll - Scandinavian Folklore
... Later, in Scandinavian folklore, trolls become defined as a particular type of being ... Numerous tales about trolls are recorded, in which they are frequently described as being extremely old, very strong, but slow and dim-witted, and are at times described as man-eaters and as turning to stone upon ... However, trolls are also attested as looking much the same as human beings, without any particularly hideous appearance about them, but where they differ is in that they live ...
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... There are competing theories of where and when troll was first used in Internet slang, with numerous unattested accounts of BBS and UseNet origins in the early 80s or before ... The origin of the English noun troll in the standard sense of ugly dwarf or giant dates to 1610 and comes from the Old Norse word 'troll' meaning giant or demon ... The word evokes the trolls of Scandinavian folklore and children's tales, where they are at times beings bent on mischief and wickedness ...

More definitions of "troll":

  • (verb): Sing loudly and without inhibition.
  • (verb): Praise or celebrate in song.
    Example: "All tongues shall troll you"
  • (noun): A partsong in which voices follow each other; one voice starts and others join in one after another until all are singing different parts of the song at the same time.
    Synonyms: round
  • (verb): Angle with a hook and line drawn through the water.
  • (verb): Speak or recite rapidly or in a rolling voice.
  • (verb): Circulate, move around.
  • (noun): Angling by drawing a baited line through the water.
    Synonyms: trolling
  • (noun): (Scandanavian folklore) a supernatural creature (either a dwarf or a giant) that is supposed to live in caves or in the mountains.
  • (noun): A fisherman's lure that is used in trolling.
    Example: "He used a spinner as his troll"
  • (verb): Sing the parts of (a round) in succession.