Definition of bronco in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbrɒŋkəʊ/

noun (plural broncos)

A wild or half-tamed horse of the western US.
Example sentences
  • Caroline used to ride wild broncos on the local rodeo circuit.
  • Ben watches in horror as Flynn smashes holes in a horse box and turns into a bucking bronco when they try to put a saddle on him.
  • Almost every day, rain or shine, my sisters and I could go out on our ponies, with only the sister on the bucking bronco wearing a crash hat.


Mid 19th century: from Spanish, literally 'rough, rude'.

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