- v. Internet slang, transitive, neologism To coax one into clicking on a hyperlink which leads to something other than what is claimed, originating with YouTube videos of Rick Astley's song Never Gonna Give You Up.
- v. transitive, neologism, by extension To harass with misleading hyperlinks of this kind.
- Coined by an anonymous user on the site 4chan in 2007. It combines Rick, Astley's given name, with roll, in a reference to a 2005 prank on the site that replaced the string egg to duck, famously resulting in duckroll, where eggroll was meant. (Wiktionary)
“It is sort of a sophisticated "rickroll," if you know what I mean.”
“Before he became the infamous 'rickroll'd' internet phenomenon.”
“I'd almost say that this is some kind of rickroll, but why would someone go through the trouble for such an unknown series, let alone find its raws?”
“Apple: Australian man made iPhone 'rickroll' virus”
“He's specifically referring to the the Obama rickroll video, but I think it applies in general.”
“I'm thinking of things like LOLcat or rickroll or something like that.”
“Tom Dalzell was thrilled last month when he came across a weird new verb: "rickroll." Then he went online and saw that "rickrolling"—the Internet prank that involves sending someone a link to the music video for Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up"—has been around for four years. That's an eon in the world of slang, enough time to render a term stale.”
“You announce the auto-ban for commenter douchbaggery, and yet you rickroll your readers?”
“I think Kevin didn't actually make that link, but someone did made it real ... rickroll real.”
“And Robert, on an all together different note, my exploration of memes, those trends that take off on the Internet, led me to one of the most popular Internet memes in recent years, the rickroll.”
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Words containing forms of the verb 'to roll,' with hat tip to the bear's list of things that roll.
The term Internet meme (pronounced /miËm/, meem) is a phrase used to describe a catchphrase or concept that spreads quickly from person to person via the Internet, much like ...
Words I never used before the Internet
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