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Meaning of “Mexican wave” in the English Dictionary

"Mexican wave" in British English

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Mexican wavenoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   UK (US the Wave)
a wave-like ​movement made by a ​crowdwatching a ​sportsgame, when everyone ​stands and ​lifts up ​theirarms and then ​sits down again one after another: The ​crowd did a ​Mexicanwave.
(Definition of Mexican wave from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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