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raffle

verb raf·fle \ ˈra-fəl \

Definition of raffle

raffled; raffling play \ˈra-f(ə-)liŋ\
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


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raffle

noun

Definition of raffle

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

Origin and Etymology 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


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raffle

noun

Definition of raffle

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

Origin and Etymology of raffle

probably from French rafle act of snatching, sweeping, from Middle French, rake for a fire


RAFFLE Defined for English Language Learners

raffle

verb

Definition of raffle for English Language Learners

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


RAFFLE Defined for Kids

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raffle

noun raf·fle \ ˈra-fəl \

Definition of raffle for Students

:a contest for a prize in which people buy tickets and which is won by the person whose ticket is picked at a drawing

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raffle

verb

Definition of raffle for Students

raffled; raffling
:to give (something) as a prize in a raffle


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