- A food preparation implement consisting of half a hollow sphere with sharp edges on the end of a handle. Used for cutting out balls from melons, cucumbers, root vegetables, ice cream, cheese, cooked gizzards, etc. made in various sizes.
- noun a male who is successful and/or ostentatious. This usage, originating in black speech, probably derives from the verb ball and the noun ballin’. The word has also been used in the argot of Los Angeles gangs to mean a prominent or wealthy drug dealer. Another derivation claims that it refers to ‘ball players’ who have escaped the ghetto.