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Montezuma's revenge

[ mon-tuh-zoo-muhz ri-venj ]
/ ˌmɒn təˈzu məz rɪˈvɛndʒ /
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noun Slang.

traveler's diarrhea, especially as experienced by some visitors to Mexico.

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Origin of Montezuma's revenge

1960–65, Americanism; in allusion to Montezuma II, who was killed by invading Europeans
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British Dictionary definitions for Montezuma's revenge

Montezuma's revenge

noun

informal an acute attack of infectious diarrhoea, esp when experienced in Mexico by tourists
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