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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
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Originally a nick name for Mexicans greaser, beaner, pepper belly, either legally or illegally in the country. Originated in the American Southwest border states, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. Through common usage has come to mean citizens of any nation who have immigrated here illegally.
Most wet backs sure are hard working, cheap laborers.
by Gregory B July 04, 2006
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"Wetback is 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.
In 1954, the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service made the word "wetback" official by naming the mission to remove illegal immigrants from the United States, Operation Wetback . In response to the increase of immigrants during the early 1950s, the agency developed the program to force immigrants (particularly Mexicans) back to their home countries. Aproximately one million Mexican Americans were deported in one year.

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."

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Ted : Damn wetback !

Ed : Take it easy, man. He came over here as a baby on his mother's back. It's not his fault.
by Former President Richard Nixon January 12, 2006
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Illegal immigrants from Mexico who try to swim/ferry through the river illegally. They're the ones that make all hispanics look like idiots.
by Anonymous September 25, 2003
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An illegal Mexican immigrant who most likely has wetback amigos to. The term came from Mexicans hopping the border into America working in the hot sun 12 hours a day for 2 US dollars an hour, in the summer and eventually they get sweat on there backs hence the term wetback. This is the working wetback.

There is an estimated 11 MILLION Illegal wetbacks in America. But the ones who do not work which are most are is a brutal wetback gang which they copied off the Italian' s. Damn wetbacks could not think of there own gang name so instead of Mafia they are Mexican Mafia or MS-13. The MS-13 is thee largest gang in the entire world and that is a shameful fact. While you are all agreeing to the pathetic act to ban assault weapons guess who loves ASR the wetback mafia. Even if there was an assault ban these scumbags would die for there assault rifle.


Wetbacks are not only illegal but brutal killers and drug traffickers. Why are they still in our country? Our president invited them. The slime and filthy ways of a wetback has spread like cancer.
1. Wow that wetback fucked the economy up the ass! Send him back to Mexico muahahaha

2. Jim:Hey why are there so many Mexicans stealing our jobs and working for 2-4 Us dollars an hour.

Fred:They are filthy wetbacks never call them mexican again

3. GWB: Obama is building a wall to keep the wetbacks scummy ways out of America?

LB: Did the chinks build a wall? what a copycat!

4.)A MS-13 member chopped up a rival gang member in Jail and decapitated his body cutting him into over 100 pieces
by FormerBeaner March 19, 2013
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