A thug that has "made it" to the big time. Originally refered ball players that made it out of the streets to make millions as a pro ball player, but now is used to describe any thug that is living large.
Pain is a part of the game when you're a baller.
Por thug4life 28 de septiembre de 2002
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Etymology: Middle English 'bal', from Old Norse 'bollr' and akin to Old High German 'balla'; combined with the commin suffix 'er' denoting one that does or performs (a specified action)

Therefore, a baller is, literally, 'one who balls'

Other connotations of the word include:

(N)
1. One who exhibits a consistent proficency at-, or exuberant love for the game of basketball.
2. One whose person has been fully and successfully established in numerous social circles (esp. one who is extremely popular with both the male and female members of any given social group)
3. One whose status in society has been earned by one's possession of "game" (that is, proficiency at the game of life)

(Adj)
1. Exhibiting those qualitites of a baller; not limited to the description of a person, 'baller' may be used to describe any place, thing or situation.
(N)
1. "Kobe Bryant... now THAT kid's a baller"
2. "Wanna be a baller, shot caller, twenty inch blades on the impala, caller getting laid tonight..."
3. "Hey yo! Don't let nobody else up in this booth. I see nothing but gansters up in here, I see nothing but ballers up in here..."

(Adj)
1. "This Sh*t is baller"

Suburbanation of 'Baller':
"Wow, that man is really quite 'on the ball'."
Por TJ 11 de junio de 2004
1. A person who plays, and is very successful in basketball.
2. A person who finds success and wealth. The source of income is usually unknown by others, but can tell wealth by the "baller's" attire and usually cocky attitude.
Did you see that baller who just sped by in that 'vette?
Por Mephisto 12 de junio de 2003
Livin large, with girls and money
Mike Z. and Derek L. are straight ballers
Por DRock 11 de febrero de 2003
Appealing; cool; favorable; pimp; tight; anything that is good.
That is so damn baller!
Por Keezy 06 de mayo de 2003
a person with swag
anyone who has actually taken the time to add the definition for baller, is not a baller. (me included)
Por nosirimnotyourmomma 26 de octubre de 2011
Nick 'Tasteless' Plott
Tasteless is so baller!
Por GAYFORTASTELESS 12 de mayo de 2011

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