Definition of Montezuma's revenge
: traveler's diarrhea especially when contracted in Mexico
Examples of montezuma's revenge in a sentence
the one person in the tour group who didn't drink the water was spared Montezuma's revenge
Origin and Etymology of montezuma's revenge
First Known Use: 1960
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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