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 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 Nearby, another plane, this one designed to simulate severe turbulence, was bobbing up and down like a bronco on quaaludes. BostonGlobe.com, "Under the radar: Behind the scenes on the world’s largest passenger jet - The Boston Globe," 24 Oct. 2019 Macdonald, still riding it like a bronco, unhooked the lines. Susan Casey, Outside Online, "One Man's Wild Quest to Reach the Bottom of Every Ocean," 22 Oct. 2019

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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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The first known use of bronco was in 1850

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6 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Bronco.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bronco. Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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bronco

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How to pronounce bronco (audio)

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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