the Mexican wave

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the Mexican wave

British
:a movement made by a group of people especially in a stadium or arena in which individual people stand up and then sit down again according to where they are sitting in order to create the appearance of an ocean wave

Word by Word Definitions

Mexican play
  1. : a native or inhabitant of Mexico

  2. : a person of Mexican descent

  3. : a person of mixed Spanish and Indian descent

wave play
  1. : to motion with the hands or with something held in them in signal or salute

  2. : to float, play, or shake in an air current : move loosely to and fro : flutter

  3. : to move in waves : heave

  1. : a moving ridge or swell on the surface of a liquid (as of the sea)

  2. : open water

  3. : a shape or outline having successive curves

  1. : a member of the women's component of the U.S. Navy formed during World War II and discontinued in the 1970s


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