Rickroll

Meaning

To trick someone into watching a Rick Astley music video

Rickroll is when a person fools someone into clicking a webpage link that leads to Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" music video from 1987. It has become popular as a fun way to troll other Internet users.

The term originates from duckroll, a prank where a person submits a link that appears to lead to a news story or something relevant but instead leads to a picture of a duck with wheels. Rickroll may also be used as a more general term for misleading or tricking someone but is much less common.

Example

"Hey check out this link to this sweet car.
I don't believe you, you're just gonna rickroll me again."
Old lady at a computer getting rickrolled

Old lady at a computer getting rickrolled

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Last Updated: March 7, 2018

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