high roller

high roller
high′ roll′er or high′roll′er
1) cvb a person who gambles for large stakes
2) bus a person or organization that spends money lavishly and sometimes recklessly
Etymology: 1880–85, amer. high′-roll′ing, adj.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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