per·​fec·​to pər-ˈfek-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce perfecto (audio)
plural perfectos
: a cigar that is thick in the middle and tapers at each end

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Just more than a month later, the Dodgers won the World Series — making Browning the lone pitcher to toss a perfecto against the team that won the championship that same year., 19 Dec. 2022 Kershaw was bidding for Major League Baseball’s first perfect game since Aug. 15, 2012, when Seattle’s Felix Hernandez set the Tampa Bay Rays down in order, the third perfecto that season. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, 16 July 2022 At 34, with his fastball topping out at a mortal 92 mph but his command impeccable, Kershaw took a perfect game into the eighth inning, just six outs away from the first perfecto of his career and just the 24th in major league history. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, 16 July 2022 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 See More

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Word History


Spanish, perfect, from Latin perfectus

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of perfecto was in 1884

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“Perfecto.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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