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    2. The racist term is the only usage in America. But it literally means "a back covered in sweat".

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    2. It is a derogatory term to describe a illegal immigrant who entered the USA from Mexico and crossed the Rio grand river. Their back is wet from the river.

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    2. Wetback is a derogatory, racist term for Mexican migrants illegally entering the United States. It originated in the region where the Rio Grande River passed through the U.S. border at Mexico. Mexicans would swim the river to get to the US and so when they got out, they were wet. Wetbacks referred to their backs being wet from the swim. It’s a very derogatory term, like nigger. It’s not something you would like to say.

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