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Montezuma's revenge

noun, Slang.
traveler's diarrhea, especially as experienced by some visitors to Mexico.
Origin of Montezuma's revenge
1960-65, Americanism; in allusion to Montezuma II, who was killed by invading Europeans Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for Montezuma's revenge

Montezuma's revenge

(informal) an acute attack of infectious diarrhoea, esp when experienced in Mexico by tourists
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Word Origin and History for Montezuma's revenge

"severe intestinal infection," such as often suffered by non-natives in Mexico, 1962, in reference to Montezuma II (1466-1520), Aztec ruler at the time of the Spanish conquest of Mexico.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for Montezuma's revenge

Montezuma's revenge

noun phrase

Diarrhea, esp traveler's diarrhea; aztec two-step, turista: It was regarded as unfortunate that the President joked about Montezuma's revenge when he introduced the president of Mexico (1962+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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