Definition of Montezuma's revenge in English:

Montezuma's revenge


mass nouninformal
  • Diarrhoea suffered by travellers, especially visitors to Mexico.

    • ‘Unfortunately, the next few days produced the Middle Eastern equivalent of Montezuma's revenge.’
    • ‘‘Maybe we'll get lucky- and Matt will too for that matter- and they'll get a raging case of Montezuma's revenge and end up stuck in the hotel for the week,’ he joked.’
    • ‘‘Americans don't have to be afraid of Montezuma's revenge from our kitchen,’ Dr. Rique says.’
    • ‘Any casual guest would have thought we were all suffering from Montezuma's revenge after a spicy South American supper.’
    • ‘Many traveler's diseases are a nuisance like Montezuma's revenge, but some can be fatal, such as malaria, yellow fever, AIDS, and meningitis.’


Montezuma's revenge