Montezuma's revenge

   Usually, but not necessarily, contracted in Mexico by visitors from the United States:
    You get Montezuma's revenge when you've been off on holiday somewhere. (BBC Television, 18 November 1996)
   Montezuma II was the Aztec emperor when Cortes invaded Mexico, and was killed by his own people in 1520 after he had told them to submit to the invader.
   Also as the Aztec two-step, Mexican toothache, Mexican two-step, Mexican foxtrot, etc.

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Montezuma’s Revenge — Montezuma s Revenge …   Википедия

  • Montezuma's Revenge — Снимок из игры Montezuma s Revenge (версия для Atari 2600) …   Википедия

  • Montezuma\'s Revenge — Снимок из игры Montezuma s Revenge (версия для Atari 2600) Разработчик Rob …   Википедия

  • Montezuma's Revenge — es un videojuego para los sistemas: Familia Atari de 8 bits, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Apple II, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, IBM PC, Sega Master System y ZX Spectrum, creado por Robert Jaeger y publicado en 1984 por Parker Brothers. El título se… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Montezuma's Revenge — war eine niederländische A cappella Gruppe, die im Jahre 1985 als eine Gruppe von Studenten mit ihrem Dozenten begann. Sie wurden schnell zu einer professionellen Band, die Musik und Theater kombinierte. Viele sehen sie als eine der besseren A… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Montezuma’s Revenge — (englisch für Montezumas Rache) bezeichnet: Montezuma’s Revenge (Band), niederländische A cappella Gruppe Montezuma’s Revenge (Computerspiel) von 1983 Diese Seite ist eine Begr …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Montezuma's revenge — severe intestinal infection, such as often suffered by non natives in Mexico, 1962, in reference to Montezuma II (1466 1520), Aztec ruler at the time of the Spanish conquest of Mexico …   Etymology dictionary

  • Montezuma's revenge — ☆ Montezuma s revenge n. Slang acute infectious diarrhea, esp. when contracted by tourists visiting Mexico …   English World dictionary

  • Montezuma’s revenge — [manta zumaz n”vend3] n. diarrhea; tourist diarrhea. (Refers to tourists in Mexico.) □ I had a little touch of Montezuma’s revenge the second day, but other than that we had a wonderful time. □ Most people blame Montezuma’s revenge on the water …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Montezuma's revenge — Mon·te·zu·ma s re·venge .mänt ə zü məz ri venj n diarrhea contracted in Mexico esp. by tourists 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… …   Medical dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.