Tom bola

tombola

[tom-buh-luh]
noun British.
house ( def 19 ).

Origin:
1875–80; < Italian, derivative of tombolare to tumble, itself derivative of tombare to fall

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tombola (tɒmˈbəʊlə)
 
n
(Brit) a type of lottery, esp at a fête, in which tickets are drawn from a revolving drum
 
[C19: from Italian, from tombolare to somersault; see tumble]

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tombola
1880, "Italian lotto-style lottery," from It. tombolare "to tumble, fall upside down."
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