Montezuma's revenge

noun

Mon·​te·​zu·​ma's revenge ˌmän-tə-ˈzü-məz- How to pronounce Montezuma's revenge (audio)
: 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

Word History

Etymology

Montezuma II

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Montezuma's revenge was in 1960

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Cite this Entry

“Montezuma's revenge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Montezuma%27s%20revenge. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

Montezuma's revenge

noun
Mon·​te·​zu·​ma's revenge ˌmän-tə-ˈzü-məz- How to pronounce Montezuma's revenge (audio)
: diarrhea contracted in Mexico especially by tourists
Etymology

named after Montezuma II, 1466–1520, the last Aztec emperor of Mexico

Medical Definition

Montezuma's revenge

noun
Mon·​te·​zu·​ma's re·​venge ˌmänt-ə-ˈzü-məz-ri-ˈvenj How to pronounce Montezuma's revenge (audio)
: diarrhea contracted in Mexico especially by tourists
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