Dictionary

1rodeo

noun ro·deo \ˈrō-dē-ˌō, rə-ˈdā-(ˌ)ō\

: an event in which people compete at riding horses and bulls, catching animals with ropes, etc.

plural ro·de·os

Full Definition of RODEO

1
:  roundup
2
a :  a public performance featuring bronco riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, and Brahma bull riding
b :  a contest resembling a rodeo

Origin of RODEO

Spanish, from rodear to surround, from rueda wheel, from Latin rota — more at roll
First Known Use: 1834

Rhymes with RODEO

acid snow, afterglow, aikido, alpenglow, apropos, art deco, art nouveau, audio, Baguio, Bamako, barrio, bay window, Bergamo, bibelot, Bilbao, black widow, blow-by-blow, body blow, bone marrow, bordereau, Borneo, bow window, buffalo, Buffalo, bungalow, Bushido, buteo, calico, cameo, cachalot, cembalo, centimo, CEO, chassepot, cheerio, Clemenceau, cogito, comedo, comme il faut, counterflow, Cupid's bow, curaçao, Curaçao, curassow, curio, daimyo, danio, Delano, Diderot, do-si-do, domino, dynamo, embryo, entrepôt, Erato, escargot, Eskimo, extrados, fabliau, folio, French window, fricandeau, furbelow, gigolo, golden glow, go-no-go, grass widow, guacharo, hammer throw, hammertoe, haricot, heel-and-toe, hetero, high and low, HMO, Holy Joe, horror show, Idaho, in a row, indigo, in escrow, in the know, Jericho, kakapo, latigo, little toe, long-ago, Longfellow, Maceió, Maginot, Manchukuo, medico, Mexico, mistletoe, modulo, Monaco, Navajo, NCO, nuncio, oleo, olio, on tiptoe, Oreo, overflow, overgrow, overthrow, ovolo, Pamlico, Papago, paseo, picaro, piccolo, Pierrot, polio, pomelo, pompano, portico, PPO, Prospero, proximo, quid pro quo, radio, raree-show, ratio, Richard Roe, Rochambeau, rococo, Romeo, rose window, round window, saddlebow, Sapporo, sapsago, Scapa Flow, Scipio, Scorpio, semipro, show window, sloppy joe, so-and-so, SRO, standing O, status quo, stereo, stop-and-go, studio, subito, tallyho, tangelo, Taranto, tic-tac-toe, TKO, to-and-fro, Tokyo, tombolo, touch-and-go, tournedos, tremolo, tuckahoe, tupelo, UFO, ultimo, undergo, undertow, Veneto, vertigo, vibrio, video, virago, vireo, Zhangjiakou, zydeco

2rodeo

verb

Definition of RODEO

intransitive verb
:  to participate in a rodeo

First Known Use of RODEO

1951

Rhymes with RODEO

RODEO Defined for Kids

rodeo

noun ro·deo \ˈrō-dē-ˌō, rə-ˈdā-ō\
plural ro·de·os

Definition of RODEO for Kids

:  an exhibition that features cowboy skills (as riding and roping)

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: rod epitheliumPrevious Word in the Dictionary: rodent ulcerAll Words Near: rodeo
July 06, 2015
categorical Hear it
absolute or relating to a category
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears