Translation of wetback in Spanish:

wetback

espalda mojada, n.

Pronunciation /ˈwɛtˌbæk//ˈwɛtbak/

noun

US
derogatory, informal

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    espalda mojada masculine
    mojado masculine
    mojada feminine
    • At times the book is overly laden with abstractions, but having squatted in refugee camps and watched Los Federales hunt down wetbacks, I felt it to be well anchored.
    • The illegal immigrants are known colloquially as mojados or wetbacks, illegals, and pollos - Spanish for ‘chickens,’ the prey of coyotes.
    • At least in the north a few wetbacks are always to be found.
    • Off and on for several years we employed a wetback, an illegal alien, who worked around the house and yard.
    • Of course, cops didn't bother coming this far into the wilderness, unless they had a tip about drug dealers or wetbacks; mostly they left Stallion's Gate alone.
    • If so, the major Latin-American directors are not gilded wetbacks, fleeing home in search of the Yankee dollar.
    • I think he's a goddamn wetback, so you may want to notify the Immigration Service.
    • Oh look at this wonderful American marrying this poor wetback just so she can stay in the country.
    • In countries such as Spain, governments have turned a blind eye to illegals for decades because they know the farmers need cheap wetback workers (who have no rights) to work in the fields.
    • At the first gig they played in Nashville, the crowd bayed: ‘Get those wetbacks off.’