- Much of the money was raised through raffles, with wonderful prizes donated by local businesses.
- The voluntary group who need E30,000 every year to keep afloat raise money through raffles, sponsored walks and from donations.
- In the pubs and sports clubs they held raffles to raise money.
verb[with object] (usually be raffled) Back to top
- More seriously they were helping to raise funds for the tsunami appeal, raffling a superb prize donated by Nestlé of a day's motor racing.
- We would like to thank the public and all the business people who gave donations and sponsored some of the wonderful prizes which were raffled on the day.
- The fundraiser received a lot of support from the local traders in Abbeyleix who contributed a wide variety of prizes, which were raffled on the night.
Late Middle English (denoting a kind of dice game): from Old French, of unknown origin. The current sense dates from the mid 18th century.
Words that rhyme with rafflebaffle, snaffle
Late Middle English (in the sense 'rabble, riffraff'): perhaps from Old French ne rifle ne rafle 'nothing at all'.
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