- 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
intransitive verbro′deoed·, ro′deo·ing
to take part in a rodeo
- A public competition or exhibition in which skills such as riding broncos or roping calves are displayed.
- Archaic a. A cattle roundup.b. 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.