Definition of baller in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbôlər/


1A person or device that makes or forms something into balls: a melon baller
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  • Use back of small melon baller to make indentations in mousse.
  • Using a melon baller or a spoon, scoop out the flesh in smallish pieces.
  • We can be cut in half and our pink flesh scooped out or removed with a melon baller.
2US informal A player of a ball game, especially a talented basketball player: he’s a baller who will take an open shot or create one
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  • A savvy businessman as well as champion baller, he still has marketing appeal and averages $40 million a year.
  • She is perhaps the most hyped female high school baller of all time.
  • With a North Philly baller in the backcourt, at least the men's team would have a little heart.
2.1A successful person, typically one who has a lavish or self-indulgent lifestyle: who doesn’t feel like a baller sipping whiskey out of a personalized glass?
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  • The world's 6th richest man and official biggest baller in tech purchased a regional airline in Hawaii.
  • He looked like a total baller with his dark frame glasses and two gold chains on his plain white tee.
  • Anyway, you get this car and you will be the baller up at the club!


US informal
Extremely good or impressive; excellent: he must have some pretty baller pick-up lines to be reeling in all those ladies this place is baller!
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  • How is that not the most baller thing ever?
  • That shouldn't prevent him from throwing a baller signing day bash.
  • This sure would be a baller man cave setup.

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Syllabification: ball·er

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