Was trying to explain to my one friend what does it means by "He's a baller". The closest I got is "他很酷" but that's just the same meaning as "He's cool". Is there a more...descriptive translation?

Edit: Here's an example: "I hit 4 of a kind twice at the casino tonight, it's baller"

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    Have checked urban dictionary but it seems the usage of this word is a little capricious.
    – Stan
    Feb 29, 2016 at 16:58
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    The chief meaning of "he's a baller" on-line is to say someone masters some ball game. The next biggest is to say he is a partier. If you don't think either of those is right, then you think most people using the term in English get it wrong. Maybe so. But if you want the term used in some specific sense you have in mind, then you can't expect this list to render it in Chinese. Feb 29, 2016 at 18:11
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    is there a term for 江湖上成功的人
    – Mou某
    Feb 29, 2016 at 18:27
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    Why not use 球者, and people might infer from context that it is an analogy.
    – user4452
    Feb 29, 2016 at 19:30
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    @Alex: could you perhaps edit this information into the question? In its current form, it's a bit hard to figure out the exact nuances of "baller" that you want to convey, particularly without reading the comments.
    – user5714
    Feb 29, 2016 at 23:01

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Base on urban dictionary's definition, a baller is:

A thug that has "made it" to the big time.

当屌丝逆袭成功之后,他就成就屌丝之王了,又称:“屌王“, ”屌霸“, “逆袭屌”

  • That sounds like it, however does 屌 considered swearing / foul language in this content?
    – Alex
    Mar 1, 2016 at 15:11
  • 屌 also refers to male reproductive organ. Although not classy, but definitely not swearing. Mar 1, 2016 at 15:14
  • Wait. Thug == 屌丝?
    – Stan
    Mar 1, 2016 at 17:10
  • @Stan I used to think 屌丝 means weak, but seems like it's not?
    – Alex
    Mar 2, 2016 at 17:15
  • @Alex not exactly. 屌丝 is the opposite of 高富帅(tall, rich, handsome), and rich or not is the crucial criterion. This word is often used jokingly.
    – Stan
    Mar 3, 2016 at 9:15

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