atajo

noun ata·jo \əˈtä(ˌ)hō, -ta-, -tā-\

Definition of atajo

plural

-s

  1. 1 chiefly Southwest :  a drove of mules or horses

  2. 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 — more at tailor


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