- n. 废物；抽彩售货
- vt. 抽彩售货
- vi. 抽彩
CET6+ TEM8 GRE
谐音“来佛” --- 来求佛祖保佑抽中大奖。
区分：raffle, rifle: 字母a是字母表中的首字母，可以理解为抽中头等奖，字母i很像一杆枪射出的子弹。
来自古法语 rafle,骰子赌博，抢劫，劫掠，来自 Proto-Germanic*khrap,抢走，抓走，拔出，可 能来自 PIE*skerb,sker,砍，切，词源同 shear,sharp.比喻用法。拼写比较 ring,来自 PIE*sker, 弯，转，词源同 curve.
- raffle:  Raffle was originally the name of a game played with three dice; the modern application to a ‘prize draw’ did not emerge until the 18th century. The word was borrowed from Old French raffle ‘act of snatching’, but where this came from is not known.
- raffle (n.)
- late 14c., "dice game," from Old French rafle "dice game," also "plundering," perhaps from a Germanic source (compare Middle Dutch raffel "dice game," Old Frisian hreppa "to move," Old Norse hreppa "to reach, get," Swedish rafs "rubbish," Old High German raspon "to scrape together, snatch up in haste," German raffen "to snatch away, sweep off"), from Proto-Germanic *khrap- "to pluck out, snatch off." The notion would be "to sweep up (the stakes), to snatch (the winnings)." Dietz connects the French word with the Germanic root, but OED is against this. Meaning "sale of chances" first recorded 1766.
- raffle (v.)
- "dispose of by raffle," 1851, from raffle (n.). Related: Raffled; raffling.
- 1. Any more raffle tickets? Twenty-five pence each or five for a pound.
- 2. The money was raised by the sale of raffle tickets.
- 3. He won a car in the raffle.
- 4. The star prize in the raffle is a holiday for two in Gran Canaria.
- 5. The draw for the raffle takes place on Saturday.
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