mo·​zo | \ ˈmō(ˌ)sō \
plural -s

Definition of mozo

1 chiefly Southwest
a : a male hired to assist with household work or to attend to various small jobs or to do chiefly manual work of a usually somewhat heavy or menial kind: such as
(1) : a male servant : male domestic
(2) : handyman
(3) : a luggage porter
(4) : laborer
b : a waiter in a restaurant or other dining room
2 chiefly Southwest : a male hired to assist with a train of pack animals

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History and Etymology for mozo

Spanish, literally, boy, from Old Spanish moço

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“Mozo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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