high roller

noun

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

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of high roller was in 1873

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“High roller.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20roller. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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