See also: rick-roll

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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".
  2. (transitive, neologism, by extension) To harass with misleading hyperlinks of this kind.

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