Montezuma's revenge

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

Definition of Montezuma's revenge

:traveler's diarrhea especially when contracted in Mexico

Examples of montezuma's revenge in a Sentence

  1. 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

Montezuma II

montezuma's revenge Synonyms

Synonyms
Delhi belly, flux, diarrhea, runs, trots, turista
Related Words
dysentery, shigellosis; scour (s)

Medical Dictionary

Montezuma's revenge

noun 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

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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