Montezuma's revenge

Mon·​te·​zu·​ma's revenge | \ˌmän-tə-ˈzü-məz- \

Definition of Montezuma's revenge 

: traveler's diarrhea especially when contracted in Mexico

Keep scrolling for more

Synonyms for Montezuma's revenge


Delhi belly, diarrhea, flux, runs, trots, turista

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

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

First Known Use of Montezuma's revenge

1960, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Montezuma's revenge

Montezuma II

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Montezuma's revenge

Share Montezuma's revenge

Statistics for Montezuma's revenge

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for Montezuma's revenge

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

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for Montezuma's revenge

Montezuma's revenge

Mon·​te·​zu·​ma's re·​venge | \ˌmänt-ə-ˈzü-məz-ri-ˈvenj \

Medical Definition of Montezuma's revenge 

: diarrhea contracted in Mexico especially by tourists

More from Merriam-Webster on Montezuma's revenge

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for Montezuma's revenge

Comments on Montezuma's revenge

What made you want to look up Montezuma's revenge? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to enclose within walls

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!