- Now Rare a roundup of cattle
- a public exhibition of the skills of cowboys, typically involving competition in broncobusting, lassoing, etc.
Origin of rodeoSp, a going around, cattle ring ; from rodear, to surround ; from Classical Latin rotare: see rotate
to take part in a rodeo
- A public competition or exhibition in which skills such as riding broncos or roping calves are displayed.
- A cattle roundup.
- An enclosure for keeping cattle that have been rounded up.
Origin of rodeoSpanish, corral, rodeo, from rodear, to surround, from rueda, wheel, from Latin rota; see ret- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present rodeos, present participle rodeoing, simple past and past participle rodeoed)
- To perform in a rodeo show.