define lotto


Definition of lotto

Examples of lotto in a Sentence

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First Known Use of lotto

1778, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lotto

borrowed from French & Italian; French loto, borrowed from Italian lotto “lottery, game of chance based on guessing numbers drawn from an urn (originally lotto di Genova “Genoa lottery”), borrowed from Middle French lot “lot, portion, share” — more at allot

Lotto definition is – a game of chance resembling bingo.