perfecto

noun
per·​fec·​to | \ pər-ˈfek-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce perfecto (audio) \
plural perfectos

Definition of perfecto

: a cigar that is thick in the middle and tapers at each end

Examples of perfecto in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With the score 0-0, an error put the Braves’ leadoff man on base, ending the perfecto, and Hank Aaron was intentionally walked with one out. Jack Thompson, ajc, 23 Sep. 2021 Most look like oversize, thuggish dolphins: They’re often described as cigar shaped, but if so, the cigar is a perfecto, thick through the middle and tapering to the tip and tail. J. B. Mackinnon, The Atlantic, 30 Mar. 2021 Brady is 5-1 against the Raiders and his team comes off pitching a near-perfecto: The Bucs had no penalties, sacks allowed or turnovers last week in routing previously unbeaten Green Bay. Barry Wilner, Star Tribune, 22 Oct. 2020 Among seasonal offerings, Slimane built a core collection available year round: perfecto jackets, skinny black jeans, simple blazers, Chelsea boots. Alexandra Marshall, WSJ, 15 Feb. 2019 Dominique Babineaux wears a Versace perfecto jacket with studs, $4975 at select Versace stores. Sarah Spellings And Diana Tsui, The Cut, 26 Jan. 2018 Un día perfecto para reiniciar el enfoque mental y comenzar de nuevo. Ashley Oerman, Cosmopolitan, 8 Jan. 2018 Drew Kaser is punting superbly, including a perfecto to the Denver 1 (can’t do better). Nick Canepa, sandiegouniontribune.com, 22 Oct. 2017 Hill — who was pulled from a perfecto after seven innings in 2016 and lost a no-hitter on a walk-off homer in the 10th this season — accepts condolences by phone from Dave Stieb. Tyler Kepner, New York Times, 5 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of perfecto

1884, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for perfecto

Spanish, perfect, from Latin perfectus

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The first known use of perfecto was in 1884

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Last Updated

6 Oct 2021

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“Perfecto.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perfecto. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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