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



BrE BrE//tɒmˈbəʊlə//
; NAmE NAmE//tɑːmˈboʊlə//
[uncountable, countable] (British English) Children's games
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a game in which you buy tickets with numbers on them. If the number on your ticket is the same as the number on one of the prizes, you win the prize. See related entries: Children's games Word Originlate 19th cent.: from French or Italian, from Italian tombolare ‘turn a somersault’.