Definition of raffle noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈræfl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈræfl//
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a way of making money for a particular project or organization. People buy tickets with numbers on them and some of these numbers are later chosen to win prizes. raffle prizes/tickets I won this bottle of wine in a raffle. compare lottery Word Originlate Middle English (denoting a kind of dice game): from Old French, of unknown origin. The current sense dates from the mid 18th cent.Extra examples He’s organizing a raffle for the school playground appeal fund. I won a bottle of wine in the office Christmas raffle. The club secretary will now draw the raffle. The office is holding a raffle to raise money for the local hospital. Workers were entered into a raffle every time they bought a cup of coffee. You can enter the raffle and win some amazing prizes. the winning raffle ticket
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