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troll1 / trōl/ • n. a mythical, cave-dwelling being depicted in folklore as either a giant or a dwarf, typically having a very ugly appearance. troll2 • v. [intr.] 1. fish by trailing a baited line along behind a boat: we trolled for mackerel. ∎  search for something: a group of companies trolling for partnership opportunities. 2. [tr.] sing (something) in a happy and carefree way: troll the ancient Yuletide carol. 3. [tr.] inf. Comput. send (an e-mail message or posting on the Internet) intended to provoke a response from the reader by containing errors. 4. chiefly Brit. walk; stroll: we all trolled into town. • n. 1. the action of trolling for fish. ∎  a line or bait used in such fishing. 2. inf. Comput. an e-mail message or posting on the Internet intended to provoke an indignant response in the reader. DERIVATIVES: troll·er n.

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troll1 a mythical, cave-dwelling being depicted in folklore as either a giant or a dwarf, typically having a very ugly appearance. The word was adopted in English from Scandinavian in the middle of the 19th century, but in Shetland and Orkney, where the form is now trow, it has survived from the Norse dialect formerly spoken there.

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troll1
A. † move about or to and fro XIV;
B. roll, bowl XV;

C. sing in full round voice XVI;

D. angle with a running line XVII. of unkn. orig.; cf. F. trôler (†troller) wander casually, (M)HG. trollen stroll, toddle.

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troll2 send (an e-mail message or posting on the Internet) intended to provoke a response from the reader by containing errors. The word is a figurative use of the verb troll ‘fish by trailing a baited line along behind a boat’.

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troll (trōl), in Scandinavian folklore, dwarfish or gigantic creature of caves and hills. Variously friendly or malicious, trolls toiled as smiths. The mountain king in Ibsen's Peer Gynt is a troll.

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troll2 (Scand. myth.) one of a supernatural race of giants, dwarfs, or imps. XIX. (preceded by a Sc. ex. of XVII). — ON., Sw. troll; of unkn. orig.

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