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rodeo

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noun ro·deo \ˈrō-dē-ˌō, rə-ˈdā-(ˌ)ō\

Definition of rodeo

plural

rodeos

  1. 1 :  roundup

  2. 2a :  a public performance featuring bronco riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, and Brahma bull ridingb :  a contest resembling a rodeo

Origin and Etymology of rodeo

Spanish, from rodear to surround, from rueda wheel, from Latin rota — more at roll


First Known Use: 1819


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rodeo

verb ro·deo

Definition of rodeo

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to participate in a rodeo

1951

First Known Use of rodeo

1951


RODEO Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of rodeo for English Language Learners

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


RODEO Defined for Kids

rodeo

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noun ro·deo \ˈrō-dē-ˌō, rə-ˈdā-ō\

Definition of rodeo for Students

plural

rodeos

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



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