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troll

1. n. an ugly person; a grouchy person. Gee, that dame is a real troll. What’s her problem?
2. n. an internet user who sends inflammatory or provocative messages designed to elicit negative responses or start a flame-war. (As a fisherman trolls for an unsuspecting fish.) Don’t answer those silly messages. Some troll is just looking for an argument.
3. n. a message sent by a troll (sense 2). Every time I get a troll, I just delete it.

troll booth

n. a (highway) toll booth. There’s another troll booth up ahead!
See also: troll
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When Netflix India announced the launch of comedian Aditi Mittal's stand-up special to its users, trolls termed it as a 'token gesture' by the company to get a female comedian on board.
The trolling is no longer mischievous; the trolls are being hired by politicians and even governments (Russia is a prime suspect) for destabilization.
Hosts of online realms may strive to institute patterns of politeness or to use legitimate judiciousness (Schwieler and Magrini, 2015) as an instrument of troll handling, where users may be adopting online discourteousness.
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ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Internet trolls known as "AK trolls" due to their strong online support for the interim Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government are paid at least TL 1,000 a month to harass opposition figures on the Internet, according to the Taraf daily.
It wouldn't be a stretch to compare patent trolls to the playground bully, initiating scare tactics to gain control and in the case of the trolls, revenue.
But, if and when that patent is sold, the other members of the group obtain a license to it, protecting them from potential litigation at the hands of a troll.
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Throughout the story, readers learn about the other troll tribes (including the Trylle tribe) and history through Linus, the new changling that Bryn brought back from the human world, as well as through Bryn, whose mother is from another tribe.
A neatnik troll and a loud, messy girl struggle to meet the narrow expectations of their divergent worlds in this picture book ode to loving ourselves.
THERE'S nothing worse than a hungry troll - it gets grumpy and ever more determined to have its dinner.
TROLL AND THE OLIVER by Adam Stower, Templar Publishing, PS6.