Definition of High roller

1. Noun. One who spends lavishly and ostentatiously on entertainment. "The last of the big spenders"

Exact synonyms: Big Spender
Generic synonyms: Scattergood, Spend-all, Spender, Spendthrift

2. Noun. A gambler who wagers large sums.
Generic synonyms: Gambler

Definition of High roller

1. Noun. a gambler who wagers large amounts of money, usually in a casino. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of High Roller

high points
high pressure
high pressure nervous syndrome
high priest
high priestess
high priestesses
high priests
high probability trade
high profile
high profiles
high quality
high quality filter paper
high relief
high resolution computed tomography
high road
high roller (current term)
high scaler
high school
high schooler
high schoolers
high schools
high score
high score table
high score tables
high scores
high sea
high seas
high season
high side
high sign

Literary usage of High roller

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1889)
"He's a high roller, by cum ! when he's got it (ie, money). ... Donaldson in those days was known as a high roller, and under his instructions John dealt the ..."

2. Lubricating Engineer's Handbook: A Reference Book of Data, Tables and by John Rome Battle (1916)
"The rolls of typical roller mills will have the following approximate diameters and speeds:— Two Pair high roller Mills (Ring Oil Bearings) Size of Rolls ..."

3. The Handbook of Industrial Oil Engineering: A Reference Book of Data by John Rome Battle (1920)
"The rolls of typical roller mills will have the following approximate diameters and speeds: Two Pii'r high roller Mills (Ring Oil Bearings) Si,, ..."

4. People You Know by George Ade (1903)
"Accordingly he did a Fatherly Talk to the Daughter of his Old Friend, giving her a Straight Line on the Conduct of the High- Roller who was trying to warm ..."

5. A History of the New York Stage from the First Performance in 1732 to 1901 by Thomas Allston Brown (1903)
"487; ii, 255, 259, 263 High, Low, Jack, and the Game, i, high roller, A, iii, 292 Higher Education, ii, 444 Highest Bidder, ii, 178, 634; iii, 60, 45; iii, ..."

6. The Gasoline Automobile: Its Design and Construction by Peter Martin Heldt (1917)
"A chain of smaller pitch operates more quietly and has a longer length of life provided the tension on it is not too high. Roller chains for automobiles are ..."

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