per·​fec·​ta pər-ˈfek-tə How to pronounce perfecta (audio)
: a bet in which the bettor picks the first and second place finishers in order compare quiniela, trifecta

Word History


American Spanish quiniela perfecta perfect quiniela

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of perfecta was in 1961

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“Perfecta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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