perfecta
noun Etymology: American Spanish quiniela perfecta perfect quiniela Date: 1967 a bet in which the bettor picks the first and second place finishers in order — compare quiniela, trifecta

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  • perfecta — PERFECTÁ, perfectez, vb. I. tranz. A duce la bun sfârşit, a desăvârşi, a definitiva, a încheia (un acord, o tranzacţie etc.). – Din perfect. Trimis de ana zecheru, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  PERFECTÁ vb. a încheia. (A perfecta un acord.) Trimis… …   Dicționar Român

  • 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 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Perfecta — (18. April), mit dem Beinamen »von der Liebe Gottes«, eine fromme Schwester aus dem Orden der beschuhten Carmeliten, starb gottselig zu Nocera dei Pagani im Neapolitanischen und findet sich im Ordens Katalog mit dem Titel »ehrwürdig.« …   Vollständiges Heiligen-Lexikon

  • perfecta — ☆ perfecta [pər fek′tə ] n. [Sp, perfect] a bet or betting procedure in which one wins if one correctly picks the first and second place finishers in a race …   English World dictionary

  • Perfecta — * La Perfecta a French Antillean big band * Perfecta (gambling) a type of bet in parimutuel betting * Perfecta (song) a pop song of Miranda! and Julieta Venegas …   Wikipedia

  • perfecta — /peuhr fek teuh/, n. exacta. [1965 70; ellipsis of AmerSp quiniela perfecta perfect quinella] * * * …   Universalium

  • perfecta — [pə fɛktə] noun N. Amer. a bet in which the first two places in a race must be predicted in the correct order. Compare with quinella. Origin 1970s: from Latin Amer. Sp. quiniela perfecta perfect quinella …   English new terms dictionary

  • perfecta — per•fec•ta [[t]pərˈfɛk tə[/t]] n. pl. tas cvb spo exacta • Etymology: 1965–70; ellipsis of AmerSp quiniela perfecta perfect quinella …   From formal English to slang

  • perfecta — n. US a form of betting in which the first two places in a race must be predicted in the correct order . Etymology: Amer. Sp. quiniela perfecta perfect quinella …   Useful english dictionary

  • perfecta — noun /pəˈfɛktə/ A kind of bet wherein the first and second place finishers must be predicted in the correct order …   Wiktionary

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