baller

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ball +‎ -er.

Pronunciation[edit]

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 1623005426:
      (Being an OG is not as baller as you'd think.)
    • 2016, Andy Cohen, Superficial: More Adventures from the Andy Cohen Diaries ISBN 1250116473:
      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]


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. 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)