perfecta

[per-fek-tuh]

Origin of perfecta

1965–70; ellipsis of American Spanish quiniela perfecta perfect quinella
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Examples from the Web for perfecta

Historical Examples of perfecta

  • The hundredth night he gave when Perfecta was starring was town talk.

  • Perfecta does not wish this matter to be spoken of, and she becomes greatly distressed whenever I allude to it.

    Dona Perfecta

    B. Perez Galdos

  • Poor Perfecta speaks frequently of this cloud, which is growing blacker and blacker, while she becomes every day more yellow.

    Dona Perfecta

    B. Perez Galdos

  • A las ocho de la maana un teniente coronel de caballera25 entr con su cdula en casa de doa Perfecta Polentinos.

    Doa Perfecta

    Benito Prez Galds

  • Perfecta no quiere que se hable de este asunto, y se aflige mucho siempre que lo tomo en boca.

    Doa Perfecta

    Benito Prez Galds


Word Origin and History for perfecta
n.

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

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