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raffle

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verb raf·fle \ˈra-fəl\

Definition of raffle

raffled

raffling

play \ˈra-f(ə-)liŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to engage in a raffle

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to dispose of by means of a raffle <raffle off a turkey>

Circa 1680

First Known Use of raffle

circa 1680


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raffle

noun raf·fle

Definition of raffle

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1766


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raffle

noun raf·fle

Definition of raffle

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1881


RAFFLE Defined for English Language Learners

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raffle

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verb raf·fle \ˈra-fəl\

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

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noun raf·fle \ˈra-fəl\

Definition of raffle for Students

  1. :  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

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verb raf·fle

Definition of raffle for Students

raffled

raffling

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



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