Also ball·a [baw-luh] /ˈbɔ lə/ .Slang.
a successful person who has or earns a lot of money and lives a lavish, flashy, or extravagant lifestyle: I busted out my newly tailored suit and rolled in there like a baller, or at least I tried my best to.He’s a real baller now, upgrading from a bachelor pad to a penthouse.
someone who is proficient at playing ball, especially basketball:She'll be taking her talents, as a baller and a student, to Davidson College this fall.
a tool that makes, scoops, or winds things into balls (used in combination): Using a melon baller, scoop out the inside of the apples, taking care to create a shell of even thickness. Just for kicks, they balled socks in a mechanical sock baller and shot them across the room.
Also ball·a [baw-luh] /ˈbɔ lə/ .Slang. great or excellent, especially in a flashy or stylish way: I'd never been inside that club before, and the place is baller—it’s going to blow you away.
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How to use baller in a sentence
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In the baller the iron is very soon made into a ball without manual aid.
The baller is a bulging cylinder having hollow trunnions through which the flame passes.
Mr. baller, a florist of Bloomington, said that of late the demand for plants had fallen off.
He reminded me of a young man who was on the varsity eleven—foot-baller—when I entered my freshman year.The Carpet from Bagdad | Harold MacGrath