noun (plural rodeos)
- 1An exhibition or contest in which cowboys show their skill at riding broncos, roping calves, wrestling steers, etc.: [as modifier]: a rodeo rider [mass noun]: calf-ropers are the whizz-kids of rodeoMore example sentences
- Cade was moving towards the squeeze chute that restrained the cow while the injection was given, the same contraption Erin had seen rodeos use when cowboys mounted the steers.
- Set against the sweeping vistas of Wyoming and Texas, it is the story of a range-hand and a rodeo cowboy who meet in the summer of 1963 and unexpectedly forge a lifelong connection.
- May, who lives in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, has for years conducted an illicit affair with a rodeo cowboy named Eddie.
verb (rodeos, rodeoing, rodeoed)[no object] Back to top
- Compete in a rodeo: I either rodeoed, or went hunting or fishingMore example sentences
- He spent his youth rodeoing, riding saddle and bareback broncs.
- The vintage black and white photographs tell the tales of the days when rough stock, rodeoing and breeding great horses ruled the way of life.
- I have great memories from those days, just singing all night long and rodeoing during the day and I like the rodeo group.
mid 19th century: from Spanish, from rodear 'go round', based on Latin rotare 'rotate'.
More definitions of rodeoDefinition of rodeo in:
- The US English dictionary