perfecta

[ per-fek-tuh ]
/ pərˈfɛk tə /
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noun

Origin of perfecta

1965–70; ellipsis of American Spanish quiniela perfecta perfect quinella
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perfecta


n.

1971, from American Spanish perfecta, shortened from quiniela perfecta "perfect quiniela," a bet in horseracing (see quinella).

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