probably from Middle English trollen (in trollen forth to travel about, wander), ultimately from Old French troller, treiller to hunt for game without a scent or path
circa 1516, in the meaning defined above
“Trull.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trull. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.
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