Meaning of baller in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbɔːlə/


  • 1A person or device that makes or forms something into balls.

    ‘a melon baller’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Approximately 20 minutes before serving hollow out the core from the bottom of each pear using a melon baller or a Parisian scoop.’
    • ‘For the pears and almonds: With melon baller, form as many balls as possible from pears.’
    • ‘She threw her ivory-handled melon baller at the screen in sheer exuberance.’
    • ‘You can use a butter curler to make short or long curls or a melon baller for balls.’
    • ‘Remove the core from the base, using a corer or a small melon baller.’
    • ‘The pears are peeled and cored - remove from the base with a melon baller, but keep the stalks on, as they will look pretty.’
    • ‘Using a paring knife, cut a little hat off the top of each, and carve the inside using a melon baller or a small sharp-edged spoon, reserving the flesh.’
    • ‘I usually scoop the tomato insides out with a large melon baller attempting to keep the outside shell of the tomato as intact as possible.’
    • ‘Scoop out the flesh with a melon baller and place in bowls.’
  • 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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Have you ever seen a pro baller miss as many shots from 3 feet?’
    • ‘He seemed to be the only Jazz baller who came to play.’
    • ‘He jumped at the chance to acquire the talented baller.’
    • ‘He resigned himself to becoming a legitimate baller at linebacker.’
    • ‘Props to the Clippers for making it through the entire game without losing another baller to injury.’
    • ‘It's a film about a baller who poses as a girl in order to play in the WNBA.’
    • ‘Birmingham offers all the amenities an NBA baller would need.’
    1. 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?’
      • ‘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!’
      • ‘But if you feel baller stop by, because everything besides the beating to your wallet will be awesome.’
      • ‘If you generally stick to drinks with the occasional food item to split, you should be able to get away with feeling like a baller without too many complaints from your wallet in the morning.’
      • ‘If you work for studios that have a couple of serial hits, you can be set up for life, as long as you do not spend like a baller.’
      • ‘Anyway, if he's such a baller, with those expensive Italian sports cars, why is he so pressed over $10?’
      • ‘She climbed into her black Lexus 450 hybrid and declared, half-sarcastically, "I've only recently become a baller."’
      • ‘The courtyard is beautiful but if you're not a baller or celebrity you are dog Doo Doo.’
      • ‘What's five bucks to a baller like yourself?’


informal US
  • Extremely good or impressive; excellent.

    • ‘it was a pretty baller time, overall’
    • ‘this place is baller!’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It was a pretty baller 40 minute workout.’
    • ‘This guitar is baller.’
    • ‘Bonus: it looks wicked baller and won't take up space in your fridge or freezer.’
    • ‘To get this baller hairstyle, you need some mad blow drying skills.’
    • ‘If they got rid of half the tracks it would be a total baller album.’
    • ‘Jef has a baller family ranch in Utah.’
    • ‘Their sidewalk patio is pretty baller in the summertime too.’