rickroll

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Coined by an anonymous user on the site 4chan in 2007, from Rick +‎ roll, combining Rick Astley's given name with a reference to a 2005 prank on the site that replaced the string egg with duck, famously resulting in duckroll where eggroll was intended.

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rickroll (third-person singular simple present rickrolls, present participle rickrolling, simple past and past participle rickrolled)

  1. (Internet slang, transitive, neologism) To mislead someone into following 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".

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