trifecta etymology

English word trifecta comes from English tri-, English perfecta

Detailed word origin of trifecta

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
tri- English (eng) (chemistry) Used in combination with a known element name (e.g. 'tri-silicon') to designate an unknown element that would reside three periods lower than the known element on a Mendeleev-type periodic table. See Mendeleev's predicted elements. Three.
perfecta English (eng) (chiefly, US) A kind of bet wherein the first and second-place finishers must be predicted in the correct order.
trifecta English (eng) (US, Australia, New Zealand) A bet in which the bettor must select the first three placegetters of a race in the order in which they finish.. (US, Australia, New Zealand) The attainment of three important achievements, qualities, etc.. (US, by extension) A set of three related things, often things that cause problems.. (US, politics) Control by one party of the federal government: the [...]

Words with the same origin as trifecta

Descendants of tri-
Trifluvian triamide triathlete triathlon tributyrin tricorder tricuspid tridermic triester trifunctional trihydrofluoride triiodo trilateral trilayer trilevel trilithium trilobite trioxygen triparalogous triphasic triseralous tristate triuranium trong
Descendants of perfecta
quadfecta