Offensive mexican term.
if you have 32 cousins, your most likely a wetback.
by Mojado! Mojado! March 22, 2009
a mexican that cross the rio grande just to get to america.
what's up with all these wetbacks in here
by horacio wm September 07, 2008
A derogatory word used to describe Mexicans who illegally enter the United States through the Texas portion of the Rio Grande. By going under the border fence but over the river they would wet their backs.
That guy is soaking wet and looking a little out of place must be a Wet-Back.
by Disgruntled bean December 15, 2009
A mexican with no green card, too lazy to get one; therefore swims to the U.S thus becoming a "wet-back".
The Wet-backs pick srawberries, work our fast foods, and sell flowers, oranges, cherries etc. on main streets.
by ivette July 18, 2006
Another name for Latin Americans living in the United States.
Why don't wetbacks barbecue? The beans keep falling through the grill.
by urbanlingo101 April 22, 2011
A derogatory term used to describe Mexicans who have immigrated illegally to the United States by swimming or wading across the Rio Grande--the river that separates the U.S. from Mexico. U.S. Border Patrol began using the word in 1944 to refer to illegal Mexican immigrants who were easily identifiable by their wet clothing. Today the term "wetback" is often used to express animosity towards Central American or Latin American immigrants--legal and illegal--who do not speak English. Meanwhile, in an attempt to reclaim the word, some Mexican-Americans call themselves Los Mojados, meaning "the wet ones."
Cindy: "Hey, have you heard that Rosa's parents came to Florida illegally???"
Mindy: "Yeah... total wetbacks. God, why can't they just go back to Mexico??? They don't belong here."
by Lance's Buddy February 29, 2008
Although the term has been traditioally associated with Mexican illegal immigrants, today the term is broadly used to describe any illegal immigrants.

"I was a wetback" (I worked in the country illegally)
by Chic Cougar September 05, 2008

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