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See also: Trollface


Etymology 1[edit]

troll (grotesque creature which lives in hills or under bridges) +‎ face


trollface (plural trollfaces)

  1. (slang, derogatory) An ugly, unpleasant, or otherwise objectionable person.
    • 1985, Byrna Barclay, The Last Echo, NeWest Press (1985), →ISBN, page 32:
      You brought them home, old trollface, but you did it your own way, not mine.
    • 1992, Susan Wojciechowski, Promises to Keep, Knopf (1992), →ISBN, page 3:
      "Hi, dollface," he said to me.
      "Hi, trollface," Tracy answered for both of us.
    • 2014, Holly Hook, Torn, unnumbered page:
      "Hey, I'm sure Mrs. Trollface has some horror lined up for me, too. We can have detention together."
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:trollface.

Etymology 2[edit]

troll (person who provokes others for personal amusement or to cause disruption) +‎ face

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  1. (Internet slang) An illustration of a face with a cartoonishly wide, maniacal grin (from a comic drawn by Carlos Ramirez and originally posted on the 4chan community[1]), typically featured in image macros to convey trolling, mockery, or humorous intent.
    • 2011, "Land of a million memes", The Gateway (University of Alberta), Volume 101, Number 42, 24 March 2011, page 18:
      Thanks to the Trollface meme, those with a secret affinity for the hilarious ways of trolling now have a figure to worship.
    • 2012, Sean Rockey & Alexander Bevier, "Memes", The Current (Green River Community College), Volume 46, Issue 10, 7 May 2012, page 9:
      People took trollface and pasted it into other comics, whenever a character was either being a pest or generally annoying people.
    • 2013, Roger Whitson & Jason Whittaker, William Blake and the Digital Humanities: Collaboration, Participation, and Social Media, Routledge (2013), →ISBN, page 111:
      The trollface is a visual representation of what someone might look like when engaging in trolling.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:trollface.


  1. ^ Patrick Klepek, "The Maker Of The Trollface Meme Is Counting His Money", Kotaku, 8 April 2015