bronco

noun
bron·​co | \ ˈbräŋ-(ˌ)kō How to pronounce bronco (audio) \
variants: or less commonly broncho
plural broncos also bronchos

Definition of bronco

: an unbroken or imperfectly broken range horse of western North America : bronc broadly : mustang

Examples of bronco in a Sentence

a rodeo featuring bucking broncos
Recent Examples on the Web Then, in April 2016, Jandreau took a blow to the head from a bronco at a rodeo that put him in a coma for five and a half days. Alison Willmore, Vulture, "Chloé Zhao’s America," 16 Feb. 2021 During the third episode of season 3, Jimmy got thrown by a bronco in his first rodeo that would count toward his standings. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "‘Yellowstone’ Fans Point Out Major Clues About Whether or Not Jimmy Dies After Sunday’s Episode," 6 July 2020 Throughout the reservation, ranching skills like sheep butchering and bronco and bull riding are prized. BostonGlobe.com, "Clad in Wrangler jeans and cowboy boots, they danced under the dim lights to bands playing outlaw country classics by singers such as Waylon Jennings. Between songs, couples murmured sweet nothings to each other in English and Diné Bizaad, the Navajo language enduring in this part of the West.," 1 Dec. 2019 Throughout the reservation, ranching skills like sheep butchering and bronco and bull riding are prized. BostonGlobe.com, "Clad in Wrangler jeans and cowboy boots, they danced under the dim lights to bands playing outlaw country classics by singers such as Waylon Jennings. Between songs, couples murmured sweet nothings to each other in English and Diné Bizaad, the Navajo language enduring in this part of the West.," 1 Dec. 2019 Throughout the reservation, ranching skills like sheep butchering and bronco and bull riding are prized. BostonGlobe.com, "Clad in Wrangler jeans and cowboy boots, they danced under the dim lights to bands playing outlaw country classics by singers such as Waylon Jennings. Between songs, couples murmured sweet nothings to each other in English and Diné Bizaad, the Navajo language enduring in this part of the West.," 1 Dec. 2019 Throughout the reservation, ranching skills like sheep butchering and bronco and bull riding are prized. BostonGlobe.com, "Clad in Wrangler jeans and cowboy boots, they danced under the dim lights to bands playing outlaw country classics by singers such as Waylon Jennings. Between songs, couples murmured sweet nothings to each other in English and Diné Bizaad, the Navajo language enduring in this part of the West.," 1 Dec. 2019 Throughout the reservation, ranching skills like sheep butchering and bronco and bull riding are prized. Simon Romero, New York Times, "Navajo Country Music Pays Tribute to ‘Indian Cowboys’ and Outlaw Legends," 30 Nov. 2019 Western Supper Million Dollar Cowboy Steakhouse There’s no way to miss the giant, glowing bucking-bronco sign that marks the location of the Million Dollar Cowboy Steakhouse. Sunset Magazine, "Where to Eat and Drink in Jackson Hole," 22 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of bronco

1850, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bronco

Mexican Spanish, from Spanish, literally, rough, wild

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“Bronco.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bronco. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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bronco

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bronco

: a wild horse of western North America

bronco

noun
bron·​co | \ ˈbräŋ-kō How to pronounce bronco (audio) \
plural broncos

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