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trifecta

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noun tri·fec·ta \trī-ˈfek-tə, ˈtrī-ˌ\

Definition of trifecta

  1. 1 :  a variation of the perfecta in which a bettor wins by selecting the first three finishers of a race in the correct order of finish

  2. 2 :  triple 1b <achieved a show-business trifecta :  a platinum record, hit TV series, and an Oscar>



Examples of trifecta in a sentence

  1. <that summertime trifecta for meteorologically induced misery: hazy, hot, and humid>



Origin of trifecta

tri- + perfecta


First Known Use: 1974

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