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trifecta

trifecta

noun tri·fec·ta \trī-ˈfek-tə, ˈtrī-ˌ\

Definition of TRIFECTA

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

Examples of TRIFECTA

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

Origin of TRIFECTA

tri- + perfecta
First Known Use: 1974

Other Game Terms

bezique, carom, convention, crap, euchre, gambit, monte, parlay, tierce

Rhymes with TRIFECTA

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