look up any word, like darude - sandstorm:
 
1.
Someone who won't let you do or go anywhere without him/her.
I really wanted to go snowboarding at Lake Tahoe with my friends this weekend but my ball and chain won't let me go.
by joanne January 07, 2005
 
2.
My girlfriend!
Take away this ball and chain!
by mooseknuckles November 12, 2002
 
3.
n. wife; married female
"My ball and chain never has dinner ready when I get home from work," Dagwood said to Mr. Dithers.
by Richard Black April 28, 2005
 
4.
Something/someone holding you back from what you really want to do.
No, I don't want a BF right now; my chores and schoolwork are my ball and chain.
by Shawn B. April 14, 2003
 
5.
someone or something that's keeping you from doing what you really want to do.

Also, Sublime and Social Distortion both have songs by the title "Ball and Chain," though the songs are different from eachother.
Take away this ball and chain
by KBach February 06, 2008
 
6.
To have a girlfriend that restricts hanging out with your bros or doing anything fun.
I wanted to hang out with Adam, Neil, and Cody, but Laurens got me on her ball and chain...
by Eddie Pitch August 25, 2010
 
7.
A penis with a very long thin shaft, and an unusually large head.
WATCH OUT!

WHY?!

CAUSE MY BALL AND CHAIN IS SWINGIN FOR YOUR PUSS!
by Scotsburn July 28, 2009