Baller: n. (sometimes pronounced as balla) balling:v. (sometimes pronounced as ballin'): One who retains a questionable amount of wealth and is thoroughly comfortable flaunting it. The form of wealth commonly recognized is cash, although it can be lucratively displayed in other forms such as brand name cars, pricey watches, and women with greater scale of beauty than the "baller" him/herself. A baller may or may not produce wealth illegally. It is common that a more serious and dominative attitude is evident amongst this person. Usually this type of persona is taken on to compensate for a lack of confidence or a void that is unknown and developed during childhood.
Oh man he's so ballin'! Can I get that baller's number?
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the act of being fly
my nikes are pretty baller.

that new hat is baller.
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A person that makes shit happen. Without additional context, "baller" typically is assumed to imply demonstrated ability in generating prodigious amounts of cash money, and/or a proficiency with creating frequent and mind-blowing sexual opportunities (note the non-gender specific reference, implying that ballers can be men or women, gay or straight -- it is a matter of perspective).

In modern usage, baller does not refer to sports ability -- although the term is likely to have originated with basketball. Still, the reference to "game" is important to the definition of a baller. A baller must have game. A mad baller must have mad game. (Here, game is referenced according to the current definition (which pretty can mean pretty much anything, but generally refers to business, social relationships, or desired activities in general).

See also: Mad Baller; Game; Pimp; Rock Star
usage:

Cat 1: "That cat is a baller. He just (sold $1m of stock | bought a Ferrari | scored backstage access | flew first class | got on a bus full of supermodels | etc.)

Cat 2: "Yeah -- he's got game. Mad game."

Cat 1: "Agreed. He is a mad baller"

Cat 2: "Word."
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this is old 70 s and early 80 s slang for dealers who sold eight balls of cocaine.. it went on in the late eighties to mean anybody who is rolling in money and dealing in drugs... in the early 90s it was attributed to rap stars and anybody who was just rolling in the dough... It is currently (after late 90s) attributed to ball players rolling in the dough.
yo brother I need to re-up, you know anyone thats ballin. We looking for some large amounts so we need a baller.
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Someone who started out from the bottom and with nothing and have now made it to the top.
Look at Pete and Steve over there, they are true ballers
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A baller is a basketball player that hangs out with other ballers and are usually one big massive clique.
Ballers tend to be known as "f***bois", try to fit in, and can't get enough Nike and other sports brands. Their vocabulary consists of "fam", "lit" and etc,. Many girls go for ballers because they're "cool". Although relations usually have span of 1 week to 1 month. (Unless they're serious) They misuse words like "diabetes", "gay", "retarded" and etc.. Ballers come in many shapes and sizes, but not all of them are this way.
"Here comes a group of ballers with their girlfriends."
"Oh yeah, she's dating a baller"
"I spotted some ballers at the basketball court"
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A person who has come into money and spends it extravagantly like a rich athlete.
Did you see that huge tip he left for the pretty waitress? What a baller!
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