- Present participle of raffle.
Variant of raffle
a lottery in which each participant buys a chance or chances to win a prize
Origin of raffleMiddle English rafle ; from Middle French dice game, literally , a raking in ; from Old High German raffel, a rake, scraper, akin to Old English hreppan, to touch, grasp ; from Indo-European base an unverified form (s)ker-, to cut from source harvest
Now Rare to take part in a raffle: with for