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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.
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A derogitory term used to describe illegal immigrants from Mexico. This originates from them jumping the boat and swimming to shore (undetected) hence having 'wet backs'.
"Those lousy wet backs never do any work"

"Damn Robin's a filthy wet back!
....yeah so's Dolly man"

"That guy's a bit too wet back for my liking"
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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.
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Illegal aliens from Mexico.
As the land near the USA-Mexico border is mainly very hot desert, the people who try to illegal cross the border on foot often become very sweaty. As a result, their backs are wet with sweat and they are known by this feature.
I saw a bunch of wet backs down by the Wal-Mart.
by JohnJohnGoose March 20, 2006
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