wetback

wet"back

n. 1. A Mexican who enters the United States illegally, by wading across the Rio Grande; -- disparaging and offensive.
[PJC]

2. Hence: An offensive term for a person of Mexican descent, usually intended and considered as an ethnic slur. [wns=1]
Syn. -- greaser, taco.
[WordNet 1.5]

 

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