baller

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ball +‎ -er.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Rhymes: -ɔːlə(ɹ)

Noun[edit]

baller (plural ballers)

  1. A person employed to divide molten metal into separate balls before it is hammered out.
  2. (slang) One who plays basketball; a basketballer.
    • 2009 July 17, Sheryl Gay Stolberg, “Obama Tells Fellow Blacks: ‘No Excuses’ for Any Failure”, in New York Times[1]:
      I want them aspiring to be scientists and engineers, doctors and teachers, not just ballers and rappers.
  3. (African American Vernacular, slang) One who has swag and lives an extravagant lifestyle.
    Did you see that car? He’s such a baller.

Adjective[edit]

baller (comparative more baller, superlative most baller)

  1. (African American Vernacular, slang) Very cool, especially due to extravagance.
    • 2014, Kele Moon, The Viper →ISBN:
      (Being an OG is not as baller as you'd think.)
    • 2015 December 11, Viputheshwar Sitaraman, “Q&A: Mahbod Moghadam — Cofounder, Everipedia”, in HuffPost[2]:
      The most baller Los Angeles investor, Paige Craig, doesn’t have a Wikipedia page, but you can find out everything about him on his Everipedia page. Are you going to be pitching him?
    • 2016, Andy Cohen, Superficial: More Adventures from the Andy Cohen Diaries →ISBN:
      Had dinner with the Arkins at Giuliana's restaurant, RPM, which is like a nightclub. They put a security guard in front of our booth, which felt very baller.

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

baller

  1. to dance with one's arms swinging
  2. to swing or sway; to dangle

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German[edit]

Verb[edit]

baller

  1. First-person singular present of ballern.
  2. Imperative singular of ballern.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

baller m

  1. indefinite plural of ball

Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

baller n

  1. indefinite plural of ball (Etymology 2)