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What Does Rickrolling Mean?

Rickrolling is an internet meme that involves duping a person into clicking a URL or watching a spliced video that contains the 1987 Rick Astley song “Never Gonna Give You Up.” This internet meme primarly ran its course between 2007 and 2009.


Also known as rickroll or rick-roll.

Techopedia Explains Rickrolling

The victim who clicks a rickroll link is said to of been rickrolled (rickroll’d).

Reactions to Rickrolling originally varied between amusement and outrage. However, now that the fad has passed, being Rickrolled is viewed with a sense of nostalgia. This highlights the rapid pace at which internet memes are spread and then exhausted.


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