Meaning of “raffle” in the English Dictionary

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"raffle" in British English

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rafflenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈræf.əl/ us /ˈræf.əl/

an activity in which people buy tickets with different numbers, some of which are later chosen to win prizes, that is organized in order to make money for a good social purpose:

a raffle ticket/prize
I have never won anything in a raffle.

raffleverb [ T ]

uk /ˈræf.əl/ us /ˈræf.əl/

to offer something as a prize in a raffle:

We are going to raffle off a car for the hospital appeal.
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(Definition of “raffle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"raffle" in American English

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rafflenoun [ C ]

us /ˈræf·əl/

a system of selling numbered tickets and then giving prizes to those people whose numbers are chosen by chance

(Definition of “raffle” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)