Meaning of “Mexican wave” in the English Dictionary

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"Mexican wave" in British English

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Mexican wavenoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˌmek.sɪ.kən ˈweɪv/ us /ˌmek.sɪ.kən ˈweɪv/ UK US the Wave

a wave-like movement made by a crowd watching a sports game, when everyone stands and lifts up their arms and then sits down again one after another:

The crowd did a Mexican wave.

(Definition of “Mexican wave” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)