baller

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ball +‎ -er.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɔːlə(ɹ)/
  • (file)
  • 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.
    • 2004, “Black Stacey”, in Saul Williams, performed by Saul Williams:
      All you baller playa's got some insecurities too / That you could cover up, bling it up, cash in and cha-ching it up
    • 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.

See also[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

Verb[edit]

baller

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

Conjugation[edit]


German[edit]

Verb[edit]

baller

  1. inflection of ballern:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. singular imperative

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)