plural -s
chiefly Southwest : a drove of mules or horses
chiefly Southwest : an expedient of any kind : short cut

Word History


Spanish, from atajar to intercept, cut off, take a short cut, from a- (from Latin ad-) + tajar to divide, slice, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin taliare

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“Atajo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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