raffle


1raf·fle

verb \ˈra-fəl\

: to give (something) as a prize in a raffle

raf·fledraf·fling \ˈra-f(ə-)liŋ\

Full Definition of RAFFLE

intransitive verb
:  to engage in a raffle
transitive verb
:  to dispose of by means of a raffle <raffle off a turkey>

First Known Use of RAFFLE

circa 1680

Other Game Terms

bezique, carom, convention, crap, euchre, gambit, monte, parlay, tierce

Rhymes with RAFFLE

2raffle

noun

Definition of RAFFLE

:  a lottery in which the prize is won by one of numerous persons buying chances

Origin of RAFFLE

Middle English rafle, a dice game, from Middle French, dice game in which all the stakes can be won in a throw, literally, rake for a fire, from Middle High German raffel rake for a fire, from raffen to snatch, gather
First Known Use: 1766

Other Game Terms

bezique, carom, convention, crap, euchre, gambit, monte, parlay, tierce

Rhymes with RAFFLE

3raffle

noun

Definition of RAFFLE

:  rubbish; especially :  a jumble or tangle of nautical equipment

Origin of RAFFLE

probably from French rafle act of snatching, sweeping, from Middle French, rake for a fire
First Known Use: 1881

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