perfecta

perfecta

[per-fek-tuh]
noun

Origin:
1965–70; ellipsis of American Spanish quiniela perfecta perfect quinella

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perfecta
1971, from Amer.Sp. perfecta, shortened from quiniela perfecta "perfect quiniela," a bet in horseracing, originally "a game of chance," from O.Sp. quina "game of dice," from L. quini "five each."
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