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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
1880-1885
1880-85, Americanism
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Examples from the web for high roller
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for high roller

high roller

noun
1.
(slang, mainly US & Canadian) a person who spends money extravagantly or gambles recklessly
Derived Forms
high rolling, noun, adjective
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Slang definitions & phrases for high roller

high roller

noun phrase
  1. A person who gambles for high stakes: for the high rollers in the mysterious world of wheat and corn futures (1902+ Gambling)
  2. big-time spender (1881+)

[gambling sense probably influenced by the idea of rolling the dice in craps]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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