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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high-rolling \ˈhī-ˈrō-liŋ \ 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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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 Festivalgoers had plenty of regional food and wine to sample, and the long list of VIP perks, which included a multilevel cabana and suites overlooking the main stage and artist meet-and-greets, left the high rollers feeling pampered. Aidin Vaziri, San Francisco Chronicle, "BottleRock keeps audiences moving at Napa music and culinary festival," 27 May 2018 Those high rollers also receive personal 24-hour, on-property concierge service and have access to a our private 24-hour casino host hotline. Michele Parente, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Casino players clubs: loyalty has its perks," 29 Apr. 2018 Spas and fine dining, though, weren’t enough to lure high rollers, and bread-and-butter visitors were turned off by a smoking ban and the lack of buffet dining. Elise Young, Bloomberg.com, "Just as Atlantic City Stems Bleeding, Competition Closes In," 25 Apr. 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

: a rich person who spends a lot of money

: a person who gambles large amounts of money

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