- a person who gambles for large stakes, as in a casino.
- a person who spends money freely for entertainment and extravagant living.
- a corporation or governmental agency that invests or spends freely or recklessly.
Origin of high roller
Related Words for high-rollerwaster, wastrel, prodigal, sport, profligate, spender, squanderer, improvident, imprudent, dissipater, high-roller, bettor, plunger
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Contemporary Examples of high-roller
At a high-roller Democratic fundraiser on Park Avenue last month, a California lawyer dismissed the Whitman challenge.The GOP's Mean Girls
October 17, 2010
Historical Examples of high-roller
- slang, mainly US and Canadian a person who spends money extravagantly or gambles recklessly
Word Origin and History for high-roller
"extravagant spender," by 1873, American English, probably originally a reference to a gambler throwing dice.