perfecta

noun
per·​fec·​ta | \ pər-ˈfek-tə How to pronounce perfecta (audio) \

Definition of perfecta

: a bet in which the bettor picks the first and second place finishers in order — compare quiniela, trifecta

First Known Use of perfecta

1961, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for perfecta

American Spanish quiniela perfecta perfect quiniela

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“Perfecta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perfecta. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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