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Droll vs. Troll — What's the Difference?

Droll vs. Troll — What's the Difference?

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Droll

A droll is a short comical sketch of a type that originated during the Puritan Interregnum in England. With the closure of the theatres, actors were left without any way of plying their art.
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Troll

A troll is a being in Scandinavian folklore, including 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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Droll

Amusingly odd or whimsically comical.
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Troll

(in folklore) an ugly creature depicted as either a giant or a dwarf.
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Droll

An amusing or whimsically comical person.
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Troll

A person who makes a deliberately offensive or provocative online post
One solution is to make a troll's postings invisible to the rest of community once they've been recognized
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Droll

Oddly humorous; whimsical, amusing in a quaint way; waggish.
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Troll

A line or bait used in trolling for fish.
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Droll

(archaic) A funny person; a buffoon, a wag.
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Troll

Make a deliberately offensive or provocative online post with the aim of upsetting someone or eliciting an angry response from them
If people are obviously trolling then I'll delete your posts and do my best to ban you
You folks taking this opportunity to troll me, you really need to reassess your values in your life
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Droll

(archaic) To jest, to joke.
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Troll

Carefully and systematically search an area for something
A group of companies trolling for partnership opportunities
I spent tonight trolling the Internet for expensive lighting gear
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Droll

Queer, and fitted to provoke laughter; ludicrous from oddity; amusing and strange.
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Troll

Walk in a leisurely way; stroll
We all trolled into town
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Droll

One whose practice it is to raise mirth by odd tricks; a jester; a buffoon; a merry-andrew.
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Troll

Sing (something) in a happy and carefree way
He trolled a note or two
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Droll

Something exhibited to raise mirth or sport, as a puppet, a farce, and the like.
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Troll

To fish for by trailing a baited line from behind a slowly moving boat.
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Droll

To jest; to play the buffoon.
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Troll

To fish in by trailing a baited line
Troll the lake for bass.
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Droll

To lead or influence by jest or trick; to banter or jest; to cajole.
Men that will not be reasoned into their senses, may yet be laughed or drolled into them.
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Troll

To trail (a baited line) in fishing.
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Droll

To make a jest of; to set in a comical light.
This drolling everything is rather fatiguing.
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Troll

To move around in (an area) or go to (different places) searching for something
"The players cautiously refrain from saying anything candid to the press trolling the clubhouse" (David Grann).
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Droll

Comical in an odd or whimsical manner;
A droll little man with a quiet tongue-in-cheek kind of humor
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Troll

To examine or search through
Trolling the classifieds for a cheap car.
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Troll

To sing in succession the parts of (a round, for example).
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Troll

To sing heartily
Troll a carol.
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Troll

To post inflammatory or irrelevant material on (an electronic forum) to provoke responses.
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Troll

To fish by trailing a line, as from a moving boat.
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Troll

To stroll along or wander
"As he was extremely early, he trolled past the community center" (David Bezmozgis).
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Troll

To move around in an area or go to different places searching for something.
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Troll

To examine or search through something
Trolling through old family photos looking for a picture of my aunt.
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Troll

(Music) To sing heartily or gaily.
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Troll

The act of trolling for fish.
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Troll

A lure, such as a spoon or spinner, that is used for trolling.
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Troll

(Music) A vocal composition in successive parts; a round.
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Troll

A person who posts inflammatory or otherwise unwanted material on an electronic forum, especially anonymously.
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Troll

The material so posted.
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Troll

A supernatural creature of Scandinavian folklore, variously portrayed as a friendly or mischievous dwarf or as a giant, that lives in caves, in the hills, or under bridges.
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Troll

(Derogatory) A person, especially an older gay man, considered to be unpleasant or ugly.
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Troll

(fantasy) A supernatural being of varying size, now especially a grotesque humanoid creature living in caves or hills or under bridges.
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Troll

(slang) An ugly person of either sex, especially one seeking sexual experiences.
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Troll

Optical ejections from the top of the electrically active core regions of thunderstorms that are red in color that seem to occur after tendrils of vigorous sprites extend downward toward the cloud tops.
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Troll

An instance of trolling, especially, in fishing, the trailing of a baited line.
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Troll

A person who posts or says inflammatory, insincere, digressive, extraneous, or off-topic messages to provoke others on the Internet for their own personal amusement or to manipulate others' perception.
Keyboard warrior
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Troll

The act of moving round; routine; repetition.
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Troll

A song whose parts are sung in succession; a catch; a round.
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Troll

(obsolete) A trolley.
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Troll

(intransitive) To saunter.
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Troll

(intransitive) To trundle, to roll from side to side.
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Troll

To draw someone or something out, to entice, to lure as if with trailing bait.
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Troll

To fish using a line and bait or lures trailed behind a boat similarly to trawling; to lure fish with bait.
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Troll

(transitive) To angle for with a trolling line, or with a hook drawn along the surface of the water; hence, to allure.
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Troll

(transitive) To fish in; to try to catch fish from.
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Troll

To stroll about in order to find a sexual partner.
He spends most of his waking hours trolling on WIRE.
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Troll

To post or make inflammatory or insincere statements so as to attempt to lure others into combative argument for purposes of personal entertainment or to manipulate others' perception, especially in an online community or discussion.
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Troll

To move circularly; to roll; to turn.
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Troll

To send about; to circulate, as a vessel in drinking.
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Troll

To sing the parts of in succession, as of a round, a catch, and the like; also, to sing loudly, freely or in a carefree way.
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Troll

A supernatural being, often represented as of diminutive size, but sometimes as a giant, and fabled to inhabit caves, hills, and like places; a witch.
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Troll

The act of moving round; routine; repetition.
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Troll

A song the parts of which are sung in succession; a catch; a round.
Thence the catch and troll, while "Laughter, holding both his sides," sheds tears to song and ballad pathetic on the woes of married life.
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Troll

A trolley.
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Troll

To move circularly or volubly; to roll; to turn.
To dress and troll the tongue, and roll the eye.
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Troll

To send about; to circulate, as a vessel in drinking.
Then doth she troll to the bowl.
Troll the brown bowl.
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Troll

To sing the parts of in succession, as of a round, a catch, and the like; also, to sing loudly or freely.
Will you troll the catch ?
His sonnets charmed the attentive crowd,By wide-mouthed mortaltrolled aloud.
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Troll

To angle for with a trolling line, or with a book drawn along the surface of the water; hence, to allure.
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Troll

To fish in; to seek to catch fish from.
With patient angle trolls the finny deep.
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Troll

To roll; to run about; to move around; as, to troll in a coach and six.
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Troll

To move rapidly; to wag.
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Troll

To take part in trolling a song.
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Troll

To fish with a rod whose line runs on a reel; also, to fish by drawing the hook through the water.
Their young men . . . trolled along the brooks that abounded in fish.
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Troll

(Scandanavian folklore) a supernatural creature (either a dwarf or a giant) that is supposed to live in caves or in the mountains
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Troll

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;
They enjoyed singing rounds
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Troll

A fisherman's lure that is used in trolling;
He used a spinner as his troll
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Troll

Angling by drawing a baited line through the water
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Troll

Circulate, move around
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Troll

Cause to move round and round;
The child trolled her hoop
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Troll

Sing the parts of (a round) in succession
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Troll

Angle with a hook and line drawn through the water
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Troll

Sing loudly and without inhibition
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Troll

Praise or celebrate in song;
All tongues shall troll you
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Troll

Speak or recite rapidly or in a rolling voice
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