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 lives an extravagant, money-driven lifestyle.
    Did you see that car? He’s such a 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

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)