high roller

noun Informal.
1.
a person who gambles for large stakes, as in a casino.
2.
a person who spends money freely for entertainment and extravagant living.
3.
a corporation or governmental agency that invests or spends freely or recklessly.
Also, highroller.


Origin:
1880–85, Americanism

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high roller
 
n
slang chiefly (US), (Canadian) a person who spends money extravagantly or gambles recklessly
 
high rolling
 
n, —adj

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high roller definition


  1. n.
    a big gambler who risks much money; anyone who takes risks. (Refers to rolling dice.) : Rocko is a high roller and isn't afraid to lose some money.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Example sentences
The offer of a deluxe hotel suite, for example, might convince a high roller to visit a casino regularly.
Larger casinos may also maintain satellite cages in slot areas, high roller areas or betting parlors.
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