baller

noun
ball·er | \ˈbȯ-lər \

Definition of baller 

1 : an implement for shaping food into a ball or removing a core a melon baller

2 US, informal

a : an athlete who plays a sport that involves the use of a ball especially : a basketball player In '98, Kobe represented again as the youngest baller in history to play in an NBA All-Star game. — Bobbito Garcia

b : a wealthy and successful person who lives lavishly The next day he received a stack of cards listing his name and a new title: Baller. That is hip hop for … a big shot.— Amanda Schupak

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Meanwhile, the leading ballers in the game were on hand for the ceremony, which recognized the best plays and players from the 2017-18 season. Lars Brandle, Billboard, "Watch Travis Scott Perform a Medley at 2018 NBA Awards," 26 June 2018 In late 2015, the baller wanted $2.975 million for it. Jose Lambiet, miamiherald, "Pro baseball player drops asking price $1 million for Beach penthouse," 17 May 2018 Good luck holding onto your affordable, super awesome babysitter whom the kids love when a parent offers to pay them more and tips like a baller. Sonja Haller, ajc, "How much should you pay a babysitter? It depends on where you live," 16 May 2018 Don't sleep on French baller Elie Okobo, who can add a spark off the bench as a shooter and distributor. azcentral, "NBA draft grades: Rave reviews for Phoenix Suns' 2018 NBA draft class?," 25 June 2018 Good luck holding onto your affordable, super awesome babysitter whom the kids love when a parent offers to pay them more and tips like a baller. Sonja Haller, ajc, "How much should you pay a babysitter? It depends on where you live," 16 May 2018 Calvet is a baller and won the tournament for them with some big hits. Emmett Hall, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Deerfield Beach Little League Junior Division All-Stars ready for trip to Florida's capital," 12 July 2018 So why is the hardest-throwing generation of pitchers ever going the way of the junk-baller? Washington Post, "The Fastball Paradox: With velocity up, fastballs on decline," 19 June 2018 The only way such offers make sense is if the buyers are low-ballers, paying sellers much less than their house is really worth. Kenneth R. Harney, chicagotribune.com, "Tired of the hassle of selling your home? Try this all-cash alternative," 24 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of baller

circa 1586 , in the meaning defined at sense 2

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