- a rather thick, medium-sized cigar tapering almost down to a point at each end.
Origin of perfecto
1890–95, Americanism; < Spanish: literally, perfect
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Examples from the Web for perfecto
A pint of burgundy and a perfecto if they hale us to jail for it.The Carpet from Bagdad</p>
For this purpose he produced a perfecto from his pocket and lighted it.The Boy Scouts for Uncle Sam</p>
John Henry Goldfrap
This was not our ideal way of spending the evening, for we had a Perfecto ambition.Cupid's Middleman
Edward B. Lent
He drew out a cigar case and proffered a perfecto to his honor, then deliberately snipped the end from his own.When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry
Charles Neville Buck
Von Kettler rose, breakfasted, smoked the perfecto that came with his ham and eggs, resumed his book.
- a large cigar that is tapered from both ends
Spanish, literally: perfect
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