atajo

noun ata·jo \ əˈtä(ˌ)hō , -ta- , -tā- \

Definition of atajo

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

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Origin and Etymology of atajo

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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