Definition of Mexican wave noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Mexican wave

BrE BrE//ˌmeksɪkən ˈweɪv//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmeksɪkən ˈweɪv//
(British English) (North American English the wave) Soccer
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a continuous movement that looks like a wave on the sea, made by a large group of people, especially people watching a sports game, when one person after another stands up, raises their arms, and then sits down again See related entries: Soccer Word Originso named because of the repeated practice of this movement at the 1986 soccer World Cup finals in Mexico City.

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