One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A further increase of a stake or bet, in response to a raise by an opponent.
1with object To raise again.
2no object Poker. To increase a stake or bet further, in response to a raise by an opponent. Also with object with the stake or opponent as object.
Early 20th century. From re-raise<br>late 17th century; earliest use found in Joseph Moxon (1627–1691), printer and globe maker. From re- + raise.
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