Montezuma's revenge


Mon·te·zu·ma's revenge

noun \ˌmän-tə-ˈzü-məz-\

Definition of MONTEZUMA'S REVENGE

:  traveler's diarrhea especially when contracted in Mexico

Examples of MONTEZUMA'S REVENGE

  1. <the one person in the tour group who didn't drink the water was spared Montezuma's revenge>

Origin of MONTEZUMA'S REVENGE

Montezuma II
First Known Use: 1960

Related to MONTEZUMA'S REVENGE

Mon·te·zu·ma's re·venge

noun \ˌmänt-ə-ˈzü-məz-ri-ˈvenj\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MONTEZUMA'S REVENGE

: diarrhea contracted in Mexico especially by tourists

Biographical Note for MONTEZUMA'S REVENGE

Montezuma II (1466–1520), Aztec emperor of Mexico. Montezuma was emperor of the Aztecs at the time of the Spanish conquest. Montezuma tried to appease the Spanish but failed and was captured by them and deposed. During the ensuing Aztec revolt he was either killed by his own people or murdered by the Spanish. For the injustice done to him, he continues to wreak vengeance against the latter-day hordes of invading tourists.

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