perfecta

[per-fek-tuh]
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noun


Nearby words

  1. perfect rhyme,
  2. perfect square,
  3. perfect stage,
  4. perfect storm,
  5. perfect year,
  6. perfectibility of man,
  7. perfectible,
  8. perfecting press,
  9. perfection,
  10. perfectionism

Origin of perfecta

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

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Word Origin and History for perfecta

perfecta

n.

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

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