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Mexican wave

noun
1.
the rippling effect produced when the spectators in successive sections of a sports stadium stand up while raising their arms and then sit down
Word Origin
C20: so called because it was first demonstrated at the World Cup in Mexico in 1986
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Contemporary definitions for mexican wave
noun

a coordinated sequence of waving, standing-up, and sitting-down actions by spectators at a sporting (or other) event to create a wavelike effect; also called Mexico wave , human wave

Word Origin

begun at World Cup in Mexico City in 1986

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