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perfecto

[per-fek-toh]
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noun, plural per·fec·tos.
  1. a rather thick, medium-sized cigar tapering almost down to a point at each end.
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Origin of perfecto

1890–95, Americanism; < Spanish: literally, perfect
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Examples from the Web for perfecto

Historical Examples

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for perfecto

perfecto

noun plural -tos
  1. a large cigar that is tapered from both ends
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Word Origin

Spanish, literally: perfect
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