high roller


Definition of high roller

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

Other Words from high roller

high-rolling \ ˈhī-​ˈrō-​liŋ How to pronounce high roller (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.
Recent Examples on the Web His operation grew so large that other bookmakers would lay off their bigger bets on him to reduce their chances of getting wiped out by a high roller’s winning wager. Tom Robbins, The New Yorker, 23 July 2022 LaBarron Burton attended a vendor fair at Hard Rock Northern Indiana Casino on Thursday, hoping his gourmet popcorn would make its way to one of the casino’s guests, perhaps as a gift for a high roller or for purchase in its retail store. Karen Caffarini, chicagotribune.com, 7 Apr. 2022 The days leading up to Feb. 13’s Super Bowl — a matchup that pits the home team Los Angeles Rams against the Cincinnati Bengals inside SoFi Stadium — are filled with enough party amenities to make any high roller salivate. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Feb. 2022 All be will be ready by launch time, and the show will start with as much energy as when a high roller throws down a $10,000 bet. Josh Max, Forbes, 3 Nov. 2021 The most noticeable of what's new is the Riptide, a 55-foot-high roller coaster that will loom over the Midway. Paul Walsh, Star Tribune, 28 July 2021 No public reckoning has ever explained why a casino high roller stocked his hotel room with assault rifles and opened fire on an outdoor concert below. Richard A. Serrano Los Angeles Times, Star Tribune, 30 June 2021 Anbang Insurance Group, another private high roller, has been taken over by the state, while its founder Wu Xiaohui in 2018 was sentenced to 18 years in prison for fraud and embezzlement. Lingling Wei, WSJ, 20 Dec. 2020 Give your tush some cush by upgrading your desk chair to this high roller from Steelcase. Carla Sosenko, Popular Science, 13 Nov. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of high roller

1873, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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28 Jul 2022

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“High roller.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20roller. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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