Definition of mordida in US English:

mordida

(also mordita)

noun

  • In Mexico and elsewhere in Spanish America: a bribe, an illegal exaction.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Life. From Central-American, Mexican, and Chilean Spanish mordida bribe (colloquial; apparently only attested in written use from 1950), specifically use of Spanish mordida bite, use as noun of feminine of past participle of morder to bite from classical Latin mordēre.

Pronunciation

mordida

/mɔːˈdiːdə/