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rodeo

noun ro·deo \ ˈrō-dē-ˌō , rə-ˈdā-(ˌ)ō \
|Updated on: 8 Jun 2018

Definition of rodeo

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

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Origin and Etymology of rodeo

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


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rodeo

verb

Definition of rodeo

rodeoed; rodeoing; rodeos
: to participate in a rodeo

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First Known Use of rodeo

1951

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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

noun ro·deo \ ˈrō-dē-ˌō , rə-ˈdā-ō \

Definition of rodeo for Students

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


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