troller

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

troll +‎ -er

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

troller (plural trollers)

  1. One who fishes by trolling.
  2. An engine-powered fishing boat, used for moving slowly while fishing lines drag behind, sometimes able to sail in shallow water.
  3. (Internet) A troll; a user who maliciously provokes others.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French troller, of Germanic origin, from Proto-Germanic *truzlōną (to lumber), which is probably related to *trudaną (to tread, step on).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tʁɔ.le/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

troller

  1. (hunting) to wander unsystematically about, looking for game
  2. (Internet) to troll

Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  • Kroonen, Guus (2013), “tredan”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 521

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