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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 High school basketballer Manford Lum earns a walk-on spot on a San Francisco college team – just before the team jets off to Beijing amid the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989. oregonlive, 12 Jan. 2022 Asked about the stereotypes about cannabis consumers being lazy and unproductive, the basketballer duo lights up. Javier Hasse, Forbes, 8 Oct. 2021 Indeed, as a basketballer the wolf is not all that amazing. Duane Byrge, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 Aug. 2019 Wait, wait, before anyone jumps all over me, that’s no knock on our beloved basketballers. Will Bunch,, 22 Apr. 2018 Coaches agree that kids look up to the school’s basketballers as role models, even after the boys’ squad was eliminated from the state’s PIAA tournament in the second round earlier this month. Kathy Boccella,, 27 Mar. 2018 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Basketballer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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