high roller

noun

Definition of high roller

1 : a person who spends freely in luxurious living
2 : a person who gambles recklessly or for high stakes

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Other Words from high roller

high-rolling \ ˈhī-​ˈrō-​liŋ How to pronounce high-rolling (audio) \ adjective

Examples of high roller in a Sentence

a high roller known for his lavish parties The casino offers special deals to attract high rollers.

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Tucked behind the massive ballrooms, however, are the Salon Super Privés—closed to only certain guests and high rollers. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Gilded Halls and Gorgeous Soufflés: A Guide to Living Large in Monaco," 12 Sep. 2018 In earnings, high rollers in Macau helped lift Wynn’s fourth-quarter earnings and sales above estimates. Dana Pardini, Bloomberg.com, "Everything You Need to Know This Morning From Daybreak (Podcast)," 22 Jan. 2018 Del Mar Racetrack The Del Mar Racetrack is a spectacle for high rollers and casual gamblers alike, with lightening-fast horse races that'll get your heart pumping. Laura Ratliff, Condé Nast Traveler, "14 Best Things to Do in San Diego," 27 Feb. 2018 Then dry - and doze - off in a wooden chaise longue with wheels, a nod to the line's original high roller. 7. Andrea Sachs, chicagotribune.com, "Take a walk on New York's High Line from end-to-end," 2 July 2018 Get ready, the high rollers are coming back to town. Rick Armstrong, Aurora Beacon-News, "Armstrong: Pro bowling's stars, hosted by Sean Rash of Montgomery, coming out to Parkside Lanes," 23 June 2018 Someone who sold himself as a common man but hungered to live — above his means, if necessary — like a high roller. Gilbert Garcia, San Antonio Express-News, "Uresti was a great story that turned tragic," 20 June 2018 Oh sure, the high rollers get their needs appeased. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Paul Daugherty: Upstairs People rewarded with UC's Fifth Third Arena renovations," 17 June 2018 The flights left that day, arriving with thousands of celebrities and high rollers in town for a marquee boxing match between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather. Dan Klepal, ajc, "Meals, laundry and a Vegas fight: bodyguards used city cards for Reed," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of high roller

1873, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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high roller

noun

English Language Learners Definition of high roller

informal
: a rich person who spends a lot of money
: a person who gambles large amounts of money

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