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.
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Origin of high roller
An Americanism dating back to 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for high-roller
At a high-roller Democratic fundraiser on Park Avenue last month, a California lawyer dismissed the Whitman challenge.
Seems she was a teacher, but she certainly was a high-roller—O boy!Main Street|Sinclair Lewis
I laid off, and Miles Diston took the high-roller out next trip.Stories of the Railroad|John A. Hill
British Dictionary definitions for high-roller
slang, mainly US and Canadian a person who spends money extravagantly or gambles recklessly
Derived Formshigh rolling, noun, adjective
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