qui·​nie·​la kwin-ˈye-lə How to pronounce quiniela (audio)
variants or quinella
: a bet in which the bettor picks the first and second place finishers but need not designate their order of finish in order to win compare perfecta

Word History


American Spanish quiniela, a game of chance resembling a lottery

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of quiniela was in 1905

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“Quiniela.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quiniela. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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