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[per-fek-toh] /pərˈfɛk toʊ/
noun, plural perfectos.
a rather thick, medium-sized cigar tapering almost down to a point at each end.
Origin of perfecto
1890-95, Americanism; < Spanish: literally, perfect Unabridged
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  • A pint of burgundy and a perfecto if they hale us to jail for it.

    The Carpet from Bagdad

    Harold MacGrath
  • For this purpose he produced a perfecto from his pocket and lighted it.

    The Boy Scouts for Uncle Sam

    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.

  • Back against the wall of this empty store entry, lounged a pleasant-looking young man who puffed at a perfecto.

    The Voice on the Wire Eustace Hale Ball
  • He wrinkled his brows, lit a perfecto, and sank again into his accustomed place by the window.

  • Anthony Cleigh eyed his perfecto rather ruefully and tiptoed back to the salon.

    The Pagan Madonna Harold MacGrath
  • A sidelong glance at the perfecto clenched between Farwell's teeth.

    Desert Conquest

    A. M. Chisholm
  • Do you have insomnia, nightmare, loss of appetite, chills and fever and concealed respiration in the Carolina perfecto?

British Dictionary definitions for perfecto


noun (pl) -tos
a large cigar that is tapered from both ends
Word Origin
Spanish, literally: perfect
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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