bas·​ket·​bal·​ler | \ ˈba-skit-ˌbȯ-lər How to pronounce basketballer (audio) \

Definition of basketballer

: a basketball player

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Wait, wait, before anyone jumps all over me, that’s no knock on our beloved basketballers. Will Bunch,, "Wells Fargo has been ripping off customers. Why do 76ers, Flyers play in a shrine named for the banking company? | 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,, "Chester High basketball players crack code for success, on and off the court," 27 Mar. 2018 That is the name given to the plucky band of basketballers from Argentina that took the Olympics by storm in 2004. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, "Not all Olympic memories are golden - but some are," 5 Feb. 2018 Orange native and Los Amigos High basketballer Mike Pompeo, now a conservative Kansas congressman, has been nominated to head the CIA and could prove to be one of Trump’s least controversial picks. Martin Wisckol, Orange County Register, "Top 10 O.C. politics stories of 2016," 23 Jan. 2017 People familiar with the basketballer's trip preparations said that Rodman was due to travel to Pyongyang last month but the trip was delayed. Anna Fifield,, "Former Bulls star Dennis Rodman heads to North Korea again," 12 June 2017 The State Department did not respond to a request for comment on Rodman's trip, but administration officials had told other media that the basketballer was traveling in a private capacity. The Washington Post,, "Dennis Rodman heads back to North Korea," 12 June 2017 Trump told the basketballer, who was wearing his trademark sunglasses and adorned with piercings. Anna Fifield, Washington Post, "Dennis Rodman is on his way to North Korea. Was he sent by Trump?," 12 June 2017

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First Known Use of basketballer

1898, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of basketballer was in 1898

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