bas·​ket·​bal·​ler ˈba-skit-ˌbȯ-lər How to pronounce basketballer (audio)
: a basketball player

Examples of basketballer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Semenya says her elevated testosterone should simply be considered a genetic gift, and critics of the rules have compared it to a basketballer’s height or a swimmer’s long arms. Time, 11 July 2023 Sam Dekker and Olivia Harlan Dekker A beloved basketballer and broadcaster team. Hannah Kirby, Journal Sentinel, 12 Feb. 2024 Both the basketballer and fitness model shared photos from the shoot on their Instas. Hannah Kirby, Journal Sentinel, 4 Jan. 2024 Semenya says her high natural testosterone should be considered a genetic gift in the same way as a basketballer’s height or a swimmer’s long arms. Gerald Imray, Chicago Tribune, 11 July 2023 But as Krystal prepared on-screen for a sunny lunch date with the basketballer, I was taken aback by Felix's reasons for choosing Krystal. Alicia Vrajlal,, 17 Jan. 2023 The nearly 5,000-square-foot Chelsea residence was originally listed by the pro basketballer pre-pandemic in 2020 for $12.5 million. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 19 July 2022 After the basketballer’s carry-on luggage caught the attention of a sniffer dog, customs officers found vape cartridges containing hash oil, the post read. Lane Sainty, The Arizona Republic, 8 Mar. 2022 This year Sophia Cachia, who's in a relationship with basketballer Maddie Garrick, is also competing. Alicia Vrajlal,, 2 Feb. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of basketballer was in 1898

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“Basketballer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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